Orienteering is one of those wonderful adventure activities that combine physical exercising and sport with recreation. It is an amazing way to spend time with your friends or family and explore beautiful surroundings. You get the chance to test your ability to navigate in new places, make quick decisions and find the right routes.
The most exciting orienteering experience is undoubtedly the one you can receive in a totally new, unfamiliar environment. That’s why this adventure activity is so popular among tourists. Nothing can help you explore your travel destination better than orienteering in one of its beautiful spots. If you ever have a chance to try this challenging outdoor sport abroad, don’t miss it. Remember, however, that it involves many risks, as any other activity that exercises mind and body. Running, overuse and impact injuries occur often, especially because of the lack of experience, physical condition and appropriate clothing.
Eye injuries from tree branches, cuts, bruises, insect bites and sunburn are also common. It is crucial, especially for the beginners to use reputable orienteering organizations when abroad – they should remove all environmental hazards where possible or warn all participants. Remember to drink plenty of water before, during and after the event to avoid dehydration. Wear appropriate shoes – ones that have been worn and tested by you before. Carry a whistle to call for help in case you’re injured. Study the map carefully and never leave your own comfort zone.
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Orienteering when travelling is awesome, but the risk of having to pay excessively expensive medical bills adds up to the general risk of this sport. Choose an appropriate travel insurance policy that can cover you should anything unexpected happen during your orienteering event.