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Disciplina dell'arrampicata sportiva
Photo: Ralph Heksch

Orienteering enthusiasts enjoy navigating their way silently through forests and across difficult terrain, far from the crowds and noisy stadiums. The natural world is their environment, and the map and compass their chosen tools. Orienteering has its origins in the extensive forests of Scandinavia. Combining tactical thinking and cross-country running, it is a challenging discipline in terms of physical fitness and mental preparation. The aim is to navigate between control points and complete the course in the quickest possible time choosing your own best route.
Source: Gioventù+Sport


CST has an orienteering course with 14 fixed points. It provides both blank maps and maps showing the set course for CHF 1.50 each. External participants are also welcome to use the Centre's changing rooms.

Photo: Tina Ilieva


The CST provides 160 sports facilities, including three triple gymnasia, a double gymnasium for artistic gymnastics, four multi-purpose halls, eight full-size football pitches, an open-air athletics complex and an indoor athletics complex, a 50m swimming pool and a diving pool, four fitness and weight-lifting rooms and a water sports centre.

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National Youth Sports Centre Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero
+41 58 468 61 11
+41 58 468 61 02



Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office hours may be limited at weekends from November to February.

National Youth Sports Centre

Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero