What is geocaching?
Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt. This completely FREE activity emerged in the United States in the 2000s.
The idea is simple. People have hidden various objects in containers known as “caches” and your aim is to find them with the help of a GPS!
There are now more than 2.6 million caches all over the world and over 5 million geocachers.
From one cache to the next, test your sense of direction
Geocaching, an alternative way to explore the town
How do we play?
1. Sign up on www.geocaching.com
2. Arm yourself with a GPS or smartphone and, on the device, download a dedicated application such as “geocaching” in AppStore (the free version should suffice) or “c:geo” (for Android only).
3. Before you go in search of adventure, make sure you have a pencil with you! It’ll come in handy when you make your discovery.
4. Choose a cache that’s nearby and let the GPS guide you.
5. While searching for the cache, make sure you keep a low profile.
6. If the cache contains any objects, you may take one (and only one) if you leave in exchange one of your own items of equivalent or higher value. If this is your first time, avoid taking the objects marked “Trackable at geocaching.com”. These belong to the game and have certain rules attached to their use, so please do not keep them.
7. Don’t forget to indicate your visit in the logbook, in which you'll enter your name and the date.
8. Last but not least, share your experience on www.geocaching.com.
- When you find a cache, please be discreet so as not to reveal its location. Sometimes caches are moved, broken or taken away by people who know nothing about geocaching. To avoid this happening, you may sometimes have to postpone your search until a little later.
- Whether you’re in a public space, private property or natural site, please behave responsibly and leave everything in an appropriate state of cleanliness.
- Do not move the cache.
- Do not place any dangerous objects or perishable items in the cache.