Orienteering Courses

Orienteering courses

course length (km)
Progressive courses
white 1.5-2.5 easy terrain and navigation
yellow 3.5-4.5
orange 4-5 moderately difficult
Advanced courses
green 4-5 max 4% climb
red 5-7 "
blue 7-12 "
brown 3-4 max 3% climb, intended for older entrants


  • "Length" is measured along the most direct course possible between
    controls, i.e. straight lines, not crossing impassable obstacles but
    otherwise direct.
  • "Climb" refers to the total elevation gain as a percentage of the
    course length, following a reasonable route.
    For instance, 4% climb on a 6 km course would be 240 m elevation gain.