Introduction to Orienteering

Orienteering is a sport discipline that reconciles in harmony all physicals, and cognitive emotions of all it’s participants. The Nordics, that where the pioneers of this discipline use to say that practicing orienteering is like playing chess while running through a forest.

“Each point is a new goal and simultaneously the start for a new challenge.”

Orienteering can be practiced individually or as a group, with the goal always being to choose the best path between the marked points in a map that are materialized in the terrain trough orienteering beacons ( prisms of orange and white colors ). Covering the distance in the shortest amount of time possible with no other aids other than a compass is the main goal, with participants only their fitness, map reading ability and focus capabilities to achieve their goals.

Choosing the route to between each control point is a free choice to each participant!