Field Course Logistics

 

Field trip cost: €2,850

 

What is included in the field trip fee?

• Transfers from and to Barcelona by van or minibus
• Transportation in the field (4WD optional)
• Field guide and course material

 

What is not included in the field trip fee?

• 3 nights of accommodation, based on single-occupancy, and meals
• Total cost per day ranges between €60 and €80

 

Safety

• All participants we’ll receive in advance by email the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) flyer, and a safety briefing presentation will be given prior to any field work. Please read and be aware of the safety recommendations

• Please be sure you have the appropriate insurance in the Spanish Kingdom

 

Where and when does the field course starts?

• The meeting point is the Cullera de Boix bar, located in Barcelona downtown , 26 Ronda de Sant Pere, associated to the Urquinaona hotel. Field trips start at 10:00am

• The mobile phone of the coordinator, Lluís Ardèvol, is (34) 658 954 650; we kindly ask that the participants provide us with their mobile phone in advance

• All field trips end at the meeting point around 18:00h, although a previous stop at the airport may be attended around 17:30h

 

Which hotels are used in the field locations?

• Our headquarters is the rural guest house Casa Leonardo, in Senterada, where at least two nights are spent: www.casaleonardo.net

• Other hotels are used depending on the itinerary, being our priority the typical rural hotels

 

If accommodation in Barcelona is needed, which hotel is recommended?

• The hotel Urquinaona, our meeting point: www.hotelurquinaona.com 3 stars
• There are plenty of hotels in the area. Other selected/boutique hotels within walking distance of the meeting point:

Hotel Moderno www.hotelmodernobcn.com 3 stars
Hotel Banys Orientals www.hotelbanysorientals.com
Hotel Ciutat Vella www.hotelciutatvella.com
Hotel Ciutat de Barcelona www.ciutatbarcelona.com
Hotel Gaudí www.hotelgaudi.es
Hotel Mercer www.mercerbarcelona.com/en 5 stars

 

Field transport and group size

• The number of participants per course is limited to 12
• The vehicles used depend on the number of participants: from a 9-seater van to a 20-seater minibus and eventually 4WD’s

 

Schedule, meals and cultural visits

• The breakfast starts at 8:00am, and it consist of bread with tomato and jam, cheese … (Catalan style) although any breakfast type may be ordered
• The working day starts at 9:00h either with a classroom session or going directly to the field
• The field work goes on until 17:00h or 18:00h depending on evening classroom
• The lunch consists of well-provisioned picnics around 13:00h
• There are coffee/tea breaks with snacks, refreshments and toilet visits
• The dinner usually starts around 20:00h; home made Catalan cuisine can be sampled
Please inform us in advance of any special dietary requirements
• Cultural visits may be included during the week (winery, dinosaur site, Medieval castle, Romanesque church …)

 

Classroom sessions

• These sessions are informal and group discussion is encouraged
• Many companies request dedicated courses for their asset staff and bring their own field data and issues to these sessions for discussion, which continues at the outcrop
• All delegates take away a copy of the session slides on CD

 

Weather conditions and clothing

• In May, June and September temperatures are reasonably warm, therefore adequate light clothing is recommended
• Hat, sun glasses and sunscreen lotion are a must
• Long trousers are more appropriate in areas of rough vegetation, though shorts may be worn depending on individual preference
• In the unlikely event of rain or colder weather, a rain jacket should suffice