The main task in orienteering is to find a certain number of control points, with the help of a map and compass, in the order they appear on the map, in the shortest possible time.
Orienteering is a sport for all generations and can be played recreationally or competititvely. The only equipment necessary are a compass, a map and hiking gear. Competitive orienteering can be done during the day or at night. There is also ski orienteering, mountain bike orienteering and orienteering for disabled persons. Going by the length of the orienteering trail, competitions can be divided into long, medium and sprint distance races.
Serbia has produced around 150 specialised orienteering maps to International Orienteering Federation standards. The maps include many tourist locations – Fruška Gora, Zlatibor, Tara, Kopaonik and Divčibare, as well as the surroundings of Smedervska Palanka, Smederevo, Paraćin and Kruševac.
Over 30 maps have been made for Belgrade and surrounding areas, including Kalemegdan, Ada Ciganlija, Košutnjak, Topčiderski Park, Hajd Park, Tašmajdan, Lipovička Šuma forest, Avala, Jajinci and Babe.