Orientierungslauf - Region St. Johann in Tirol


A family sport for mind and soul in the St. Johann in Tirol region!

Orienteering is a sport for all the family, which challenges both mind and body. There are three different courses in Oberndorf in Tirol. Points (also called posts) need to be found using the printed map (and possibly a compass). These are red and white boards with a check marker on a wooden post. On a special map at a scale of 1:7.500 (1 cm = 75 m), the posts are marked out with a red circle and a number. Happy searching!

Information if the tracks are open or not must be checked in advance. The tracks are entered at your own risk.

  • Orientierungslauf - Region St. Johann in Tirol
  • Orientierungslauf - Region St. Johann in Tirol
  • Orientierungslauf - Region St. Johann in Tirol


  • checkBlue: easy, 2.1 km linear distance & 10 posts

  • checkRed: medium, 3.1 km linear distance & 17 posts

  • checkBlack: difficult, 4.4 km linear distance & 24 posts

  • check You can even put together a course yourself using the overall post network (29 stations)!


  • The start and finish posts are to the south facing area of the car park, at the swimming pool in Oberndorf in Tirol (opposite the information board).

  • Read this map! There is a print out explaining the colours and symbols (legend).

  • Get the map in the correct position (align) Turn it so the map matches the terrain! The map should remain in this position throughout (the whole orienteering session)!

  • Before starting, on the map, connect the post rings - depending on the course - with the red line! This will make it easier to read out on the course.

  • The post outline is printed next to the map and tells you about the exact position of the station location.

  • When you have found the posts, using the number, check it is the right one and pinch off the field of the appropriate course (easy, medium, difficult)!

  • After pinching, re-arrange the map and head to the next post.

Legal regime

§ 33
(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of para. 2 and 3 and § 34, everyone may enter the forest for recreational purposes and stay there.
(2) According to para. 1, the following may not be used for recreational purposes:
a) Forest land, for which the authority prohibits access on the grounds of § 28, para. 3 lit d, § 41, para. 2, or § 42, para. 7.
b) Forest areas with forest management equipment, such as nurseries and seed chambers, log landing and timber conversion sites, material and equipment storage sites, buildings, industrial premises of transport systems, excluding forest roads, including their hazard zones.
c) Reforestation areas, as well as replanting areas, without prejudice to § 4 para 1, as long as their vegetation has not yet reached a height of three meters.

(3) Any use beyond para. 1, such as camping in the dark, sleeping in tents, driving or horseback riding, shall only be permitted with the approval of forest owners, with regards to the forest roads, with the approval of the person responsible for preservation of the forest road. Skiing down through the forest is only permitted in the area of ski lifts on marked pistes or ski routes. Cross-country skiing without cross-country ski trails is allowed by applying necessary caution; any further use of the forest, such as creating and using cross-country ski trails is, however, only permitted with the approval of the forest owner. Consent may be limited to certain types or times of use. It shall be deemed granted, when the permissibility of the use and its scope within the meaning of § 34 para. 10 has been made evident.

(4) As far as the correct management of the forest permits, the maintainer of the forest road must allow vehicles used in rescue operations or for supplying mountain shelters that can be reached via the forest roads; it does not need to be made evident in accordance with § 34 para. 10. Should the forest road be blocked off, the maintainer of the forest road and the authority responsible for the rescue operation must come to a reasonable agreement. The maintainer of the forest road has the right to respective compensation from the owner of the mountain shelters for proprietary disadvantages related to the usage of the forest road. The conditions of § 14 para. 1 third to sixth sentence shall apply as appropriate.

(5) The use of the forest for recreational purposes does not include an adverse possession (§§ 1452 et seqq. ABGB (Austrian Civil code).

(6) The safeguarding of the compliance with the provisions of para. 3 shall be exercised by public security bodies.

§ 176
(1) Anyone who stays in the forest away from the public roads and trails, has to be aware of impending danger in the forest, especially from forest management.

Contact & Information

Summer activities

Leisure activities in the summer in the St. Johann in Tirol region!