What is an orienteering race?
Cross a sporting activity with a challenge involving logic and navigational skills, and you get an orienteering race.
Orienteering is mostly done on foot. But it can also be done on bicycles or skis!
The bonus? These races can be enjoyed by all, since you can select the difficulty of the course to suit your abilities.
For the most competitive, the aim is to complete the race as quickly as possible.
With a map and a compass, you must find a certain number of control points that will mark out your path. You need to punch your control card at each control.
For the best orienteering race, we recommend:
• A good pair of trainers 👟
• compass (you could also use your telephone) 🧭
• route map 🗺️
• water bottle 💧
• chronometer if you want a challenge ⏱️
Finding an orienteering map
At the reception of the tourist officers, you will find several orienteering maps depending on your abilities and preferences:
Villard de Lans
•Heritage course at the centre of Villard de Lans and Bois Barbu
3 maps available (2 adult courses and 1 course for children) – Free of charge
• Course of the Fédération Française de course d’orientation, near Villard de Lans
6 courses (3 from Les Cochettes and 3 from the high school) green – blue – orange ability level – Price: €3.50
Corrençon en Vercors
• Heritage course from the centre of Corrençon en Vercors
3 maps available (1 sporting course, 1 adult course and 1 course for children) – Free of charge
To accompany you
To enjoy an outing on foot in complete serenity, call on our professionals in the field who will be able to offer you a quality hike. On the program: advice, panoramas, fauna and flora…