Are you looking for an activity that combines sport, nature and strategic thinking? Then the orienteering trails are made for you! The idea is simple: using a map, you have to follow a trail by finding the markers dotted along the way. The goal is to find all the markers before your time is up, and find your way to the arrival location without getting lost.
Orienteering is a great way to explore a place. This activity adds strategy and challenge to the experience. It's also great fun for children and teenagers, who can develop their observational skills and learn how to read a map at the same time. Do you want to make it more difficult? Then why not do the timed version? Time yourselves, and choose whether you'd like to use a compass. Anything is possible.
All in all, orienteering is a fun and exciting activity that is accessible to everyone. It is an excellent way to explore the great outdoors, have fun and take on the challenges all at the same time. So, are you ready to try and find all the markers?
Using a compass is not compulsory in finding your way around. However, you can practice using one with the map if you'd like.
There are two places in Massy with orienteering trails: the Parc Georges Brassens and the Parc de Vilgénis. There are trails of varying difficulty there (green, blue, red, ranging from the easiest to the most difficult). There is also a trail suitable for people with reduced mobility in the Parc de Vilgénis. These orienteering trails are an opportunity to see the parks in a different light. You will love wandering around in amongst the diverse range of tree species and natural areas (forest, lake, rocks, meadows and streams).
Searching for the markers as a family or with friends is great fun. There's nothing quite like the feeling you'll get when you can stamp your map at one of the markers.
The trails are free to access (individuals, school groups, groups with an activity leader).