Your tools

What do you need for the Swiss-O-Finder?


Do you have any questions about the Swiss-O-Finder?


What does the Swiss-O-Finder map look like?

Your tools


The map is explained below

control posts

The control posts are the finishes of your run. You must acknowledge all posts in the order they are shown on the map. At the top of the post you will find a number, this is the control post number.

Start/finish post

At your starting point there is an oversized control post. It forms your starting point and at the end it is also your destination.

Swiss-O-Finder App

During the run, you can use the Swiss-O-Finder app to confirm the posts you have completed and receive additional information. When you reach your destination, you can synchronize your data and save it in your account at

QR codes

You can read QR codes with the Swiss-O-Finder app. With the QR codes you confirm your checkpoints and receive additional information. The QR code at the starting point triggers your start and at the end of your run it is the "finish".


Log in to save all your results and compare yourself to others.


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 can download the Swiss-O-Finder app with these links to your IOS or Android device.

You can also participate in the Swiss-O-Finder without an app.


Yes. We have a letter code on each post that you can write down on paper and check online after the run.

You can check whether you ran correctly on the following page:

The map of your chosen route is best printed at home or downloaded to your smartphone.


Are there any questions left? Do not hesitate and contact us personally.

If you have specific questions about a particular location, contact the site manager directly.


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".

Control Points

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

The forest is the classic habitat of the orienteering runner.

Cool shade

new paths


tall trees



Example map forest



The town or village

New ways

Hidden lanes

Exciting information

History of the

individual guide


Map Solothurn

Example map Urban

Map Solothurn


New way to hike




Your own way


Map Adelboden

Example map Alpine

Map Adelboden