No, that's not a problem. The Swiss-O-Finder has been specially developed so that everyone, regardless of experience and talent, can have fun.
That's up to you. You can run the course against the clock as a training session or take a leisurely hike or walk from post to post and enjoy the nature and the view.
This depends on your speed and the length of the course. On each location page you will find an average time and a ranking of the fastest runners.
The use of the entire Swiss-O-Finder project is free of charge thanks to our sponsors. You can download the app and the maps for free.
To start your run with time measurement, you have to scan the QR code at the starting post with the Swiss-O-Finder app. If you don't want to use the app, you can simply start at the starting post and set off.
You need a map so that you can run your course and find the right posts. We use simplified OL maps for the Swiss-O-Finder. If you are not so familiar with it yet, you will find an explanation of the map here.
Your course is marked on the map. You start from the triangle and run the control posts 1, 2, 3 etc. one after the other. From the last post you go to the double circle - your finish line.
The map is the be-all and end-all of orienteering. The Swiss-O-Finder map shows you an image of your running environment. You will find an explanation of how a road, for example, is marked on your map under "Legend".
In the Swiss-O-Finder there are three different types of maps. Depending on the location, it can be forest, urban or alpine. For each type of location, there are some special symbols that do not exist for the others.
The forest is the classic habitat of the orienteering runner.
Example map forest
The town or village
History of the
Example map Urban
New way to hike
Your own way