Geocaching in South Tyrol

World's largest treasure hunt by bike or on foot

Geocaching (pronunciation), refers to a treasure hunt with a smartphone in the real world. This "hunt" often leads to amazing and great places. There are more than 3 million geocaches worldwide, some are in South Tyrol and the area around Merano.

The hiding places (caches) are found with the help of GPS coordinates and smartphone or GPS receiver.

The cache is often a solid, waterproof container with a log book. The finder can sign this log.

Important: While searching for the cache, other people should not recognise the intention, so that the hiding place remains hidden from unknowing people.

Start geocaching

  1. Register on a geocaching platform:
    1. example: geocaching.com
  2. Download the geocaching app onto your smartphone. Instructions can be found on the platforms.
  3. Choose a geocache near you and navigate to the destination.
  4. Discover the cache
    1. Geocaching isn't always easy ;-)
  5. Record in the log and exchange small items from the swap objects if necessary.
  6. Document your find online with the app.
  7. Return the geocache to its hiding place.
  8. On to the next geocache!


Geocache sizes

Geocaches come in different sizes, shapes and levels of difficulty.

Geocache - Log
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