Latest News from WTOC 2019 Team

The WTOC 2019 site has been updated with all the information available in Bulletin 3.

The menus are arranged in a similar order as the B3 index, so you can use your desktop or mobile devices and check all the info on the go.

A new map has been added to the Training Possibilities. The Vale Lobo map was used in the NAOM TempO competition in last March, so it is possible to train there in a 1:4000 map specifically updated for TrailO. It is a partial map in the same area as Vale Serrão map.

As a bonus, all maps and solutions from NAOM TempO can also be requested in order to setup the competition timed stations.

For the next days, remember that all entries and accommodation requests must be paid until may 12, 2019. All rooms cannot be held much longer without payment.

For those who want to take part in Public Event Stages, please make your entries via Orioasis or Eventor (if accredited in WTOC).

Consider the participation in ECTO event in Penamacor. It is a close area with  similar terrains of those of WTOC 2019 and it is the best way to get a good warming up just before the championships.

Para athletes should send to the organization a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Para Class by june 13, 2019. We are going to be very strict about this issue.

Please send us a email if you need a escort for Para Athletes. Inform which Para athletes need assistance. We will provide escorts, but we want to be as prepared as much as we can.

Feel free to ask any technical question to the email General mails about any other subject should be sent to

Don't forget your hats and 50-factor sun protection. Portugal is very sunny as you know and Idanha-a-Nova month of june is normally a month with summer climate (hot and dry).


Bulletin 3 is Published [Updated to Version1.1]

The WTOC 2019 Bulletin 3 has been published.

You can download standard or high quality versions in the links below.

Bulletin 3 Standard Quality

Bulletin 3 High Quality

The WTOC 2019 team created a new email account only to address technical questions or doubts. All questions under this scope are welcomed.

The goal is to have a easy way to all WTOC team members communicate with us.

We want to be ready as much as we can to integrate your doubts into B4 and collect all data from you just before Team Official Meetings.

To address the WTOC 2019 technical team, please use

Remark: The B3 was updated to version 1.1 due to some small corrections on program and text.

Eventor Open for Preliminary Entries (Team Size)

The WTOC 2019 Eventor is now opened for preliminary entries.
All preliminary entries should be submitted by April 23, 2019, indicating team size.

About Eventor, please remember that:

WTOC 2019 Athlete event accreditation should be registered based on mobility condition (Open class or Para class).

Open Class Athletes are those who do not have physical limitations and do not have Para elegibility.
Para Class Athletes are those who have permanent disability and must provide eligibility certificate to the organizers until final entry deadline.

Team Officials event accreditation should not be competitors.
If a team does not have a designated Team Official, at the accreditation in Event Center must inform the organization who will attend the Team Leader meetings during the WTOC week.
The organization suggests a maximum of two elements per team to be present at TOM’s.

Accreditation fee for Athletes and Team Officials includes participation in the model events, access to allowed competition areas, competition maps and banquet.

Accredited Accompanying Persons get access to allowed competition areas. Additional entry for banquet is optional as a service.

Team size for each WTOC competition (Individual and Relay) is also opened for preliminary entries.

All Accredited Athletes, Team Officials and Acompanying Persons can participate in the Public Event courses if not included in the accreditation.
There is service to indicate the number of persons participating to the Open Public courses.
There will be only one Open class on Open Public courses.

All services related to Open Public entries and lunch services at the Arenas can be ordered in Eventor.

The Open Public TempO event will not be held as announced in Bulletin 2.

For non-Accredited persons:

…that come to WTOC 2019 and want to participate in the Open Public event, the entries can be made on Orioasis, following the link WTOC 2019 Open Public Event entry.

If you have any doubt or question, please send a e-mail to

[Updated] Accomodation for WTOC 2019 Teams

The WTOC organization provides accommodation possibilities at special  prices.

All reservations must be made through the organization.

[UPDATE] There are only a few adapted rooms available.

There is a new accommodation possibility at Termas de Monfortinho at low budget for people without or few special needs.

Please find the hotel list, available rooms and rates at the Accomodation page.

Download the Request Form, fill it and send it by Email.



[Updated] New Training Possibilities

If you want to have some training before WTOC 2019, there is a selection of maps near Castelo de Vide (60km from Idanha-a-Nova) with similar terrain features.

To get detailed info about locations, available map formats and other useful tips how to make the most of your stay, please check Maps for Self Training page.

[Updated in November, 8 2018]

A small part of Quinta das Lavandas map is out of bounds for Training.

Detailed info about Parking spots and access rules have been added to Maps for Self Training page.


[Updated] Warm-Up for WTOC 2019 / ECTO 2019 event in Penamacor

A ECTO 2019 event will be held at Penamacor in june 22nd and june 23rd, 2019, in similar and relevant terrains for WTOC.

The program will have a PreO stage on Saturday and a TempO on Sunday [updated].

Penamacor is only 35km away of Idanha-a-Nova and 20km from Monsanto, the key places for WTOC 2019.

The organizer of ECTO event will be the club COC - Clube de Orientação do Centro - Portugal.

Please check event  site for available information.

PIOM in TrailO

Tip: If you plan to come to both events and due to the proximity to WTOC 2019 areas, please consider booking one acommodation place for the whole stay.

WTOC 2019 Bulletin 2 is Online

Several months after the first post and many thousands hours of work done since then, the WTOC 2019 team publishes the Invitation Bulletin.

Summer days in Idanha-a-Nova and Monsanto are hot, and field work has been pushed hard to bring the best out of those terrains despite the heat.

So the Bulletin 2 is ready for download and more detailed information about the venue is now available.

The preliminary program has changed, the competition areas redefined and the stages have been reordered along the event. The final choice give us the expectation of having found the best combination we can choose from.

There is now a preliminary course technical information available, based on all the planning already made.

We expect all top athletes start to plan the visit to Portugal shortly for the trip in June next year. In a while the accommodation details will be published.

But here is more than WTOC 2019 in the roadmap. A nearby relevant ECTO candidate event in similar terrains is being prepared for the weekend before the Championships, in order to have a taste of the look of the competition areas for training purposes in a formal competition.

During the week and immediately after the official competitions, a Open Public Event will be set for every one who wants to get a grip of the challenges presented to the best Trail Orienteers of the world, in the same terrains and courses.

At this moment, the website is a mirror of the published WTOC Bulletin 2, but expect some new posts in a near future with updated information.

All boulders are in place for the WTOC 2019. We have check them all.

Feel free to mail us to ask for some information you may need.

Welcome to Portugal and to Idanha-a-Nova!

The WTOC 2019 Webmaster

Monsanto by Night

WTOC 2019 Site is Online

Welcome to the WTOC 2019 website! Starting today, and until the event aftermath, this Internet space will be the official news spot.

We will try to have a web page simple yet modern with the same level of user experience both on desktop and mobile devices mainly for usage during the competition week.

The WTOC 2019 Team will publish all relevant info here first hand and post all news also on the WTOC 2019 available Facebook page. Subscribe our RSS feed and be up to date will all news  that will be published.

For now, the information available on the website is similar to the one published on the WTOC Bulletin 1.

Visit our page regularly for all about the event and for Idanha-a-Nova info, the municipality that proudly hosts the World Championships.

Idanha-a-Nova is a special place sprinkled with boulders, thousands of rocks everywhere and olive fields as far our eyes can reach. Trail Orienteering will have a blast here in 2019.

Feel free to mail us to make a suggestion or ask for some specific information you may think useful for you and to be shared with the world.

Welcome to Portugal and to Idanha-a-Nova!

Yours sincerely,

The WTOC 2019 Webmaster

Idanha-a-Nova Town Hall

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