Get high …! Orienteering at the foot of the Matterhorn and surrounded by the fantastic scenery of 38 mountains over 4000m high.

„Organising a multiday orienteering event at the foot of the Matterhorn shows the vision, power and success which characterises the Swiss orienteering scene. The trade mark “Zermatt” shines out much further than our national borders, and the Matterhorn is a world-famous symbol for Switzerland.“

Adolf Ogi 
former Federal councillor
President of the patrons SOW 2006

The open public races during 20th WOC 2003 in Rapperswil took place as Swiss O Week.


The sport and holiday adventure – central Switzerland, your sport and holiday region.

„Over 3000 people have chosen central Switzerland as their holiday destination and many of them have chosen the Swiss O Week as their sporting highlight of the season. It is a marvellous competitive experience to take part in this natural sport in the glorious landscape of central Switzerland.“

Franz Marty
former member of the cantonal government of Schwyz
President of the patrons, SOW 1996