Home / Orienteering News / Route to Christmas: Day 4 2022

Route to Christmas: Day 4 2022

New day – new country: In today’s leg in Route to Christmas 2022 we travel to Austria for the second Austria cup of 2022 back in April. The chosen leg is a long leg which was the same for Men Elite and Women Elite. Thanks a lot to course setter Anja Arbter for the tip!

The race was organized in the Vienna area, and there was some snow on the ground. As far as I remember this part of Austria, the white forest should be fairly fast – typical continental terrain – and there are also quite a few paths to choose from. The leg is as usually first provided without routes – you may take a look at it and think about how you would attack this leg (if the image is too small, you may click on it to get it larger):


You find other maps from the area in omaps.worldofo.com here. See also latest additions in 3DRerun from this area in order to learn more about this terrain type.


Next you can draw your own route using the ‘Webroute’ below. Think through how you would attack this leg, and draw the route you would have made. Some comments about why you would choose a certain route are always nice for the other readers.

Then you can take a look at how the runners have solved this leg below. We start with the men’s course, but the trend is very similar also for the women (shown after the men’s illustrations).

Clearly the fastest times have been run to the left, where it seems like you save some climb – the climb up to the control seems to take quite some time.


Here we have the women’s GPS were also the fastest runners took the left option.

Density map

See below for a density map of some of the ones who have drawn their routes so far (available during the day when some readers have drawn their route).

Additional information

You find the complete map in omaps.worldofo.com at this location.

Route to Christmas series

The Route to Christmas series is a pre-Christmas tradition at World of O – giving the readers the opportunity to do one Route Choice Challenge each day from December 1st until December 24th. If you have got any good legs in GPSSeuranta, 3DRerun or Livelox from 2022-competitions, or old forgotten ones which are still interesting, please email me the link at Jan@Kocbach.net, and I’ll consider including it in Route to Christmas if it looks good. Route to Christmas will not be interesting if YOU don’t contribute.

Not all legs are taken for the interesting routechoice alternatives – some are also taken because the map is interesting – or because it is not straightforward to see what to do on a certain leg. Any comments are welcome – especially if you ran the event chosen for todays leg!

About Jan Kocbach

Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

Check Also


EOC 2023: All You Need To Know

The European Orienteering Championships (EOC) starts off individual Sprint in Verona Italy on Wednesday October 4th ...

One comment

  1. It snowed some cm s the night before the competition. Therefore, it was a little bit slippery in the forest.