Orienteering consists in carrying out a predefined tour, characterized by control points called “lantern” (little pole with a stamp in competitions,
band with numbers and letters in our activity), and with the exclusive help of a compass and a very detailed topographic map on a reduced scale (from 1:2.000 to 1:4.000) that contains particular signs of the path.
The setting is the woods, but every natural environment is good to carry out this activity. (Sometimes it can be done in historical city centers of villages or in cities).
A standard tour consists in the departure and the control points indicated with circles (focused in the object to find) united to each other by imaginary lines (each group makes its own itinerary) and characterized by numbers that show the order to follow to the arrival point.