Dig out your GPS coordinates and smartphone and dive into a world of riddles! Geocaching is a kind of global, modern treasure hunt that turns even the most monotonous walking or cycling route into an exciting voyage of discovery.
A geocaching adventure begins simply enough: someone hides a waterproof box or ‘(geo)cache’ somewhere in nature and leaves the exact GPS coordinates on a website, such as www.geocaching.com. This way you can then search for the different caches in a given area, while walking through beautiful spots you might never have discovered on your own. Often there are little keepsakes in the cache, giving geocaching the allure of a trade. You take something out of it and put something new back in so that the content of the ‘treasure’ is changing all the time.
Ready to go find your first cache? Lommel not only has innumerable caches for you to find, you can also go on three ready-made treasure hunts to get you going in the world of geocaching. In terms of distance, these three routes are ideal for young hikers and therefore great as an activity for the whole family:
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