Welcome to Aguiar da Beira – Portugal. Welcome to the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021!
As local organizer, Ori-Estarreja and the County of Aguiar da Beira are committed to organize one of the greatest JWOCs ever! With the support of the Portuguese Orienteering Federation and the International Orienteering Federation, we are already working to achieve this goal.
Parallel to the Junior World Championships we’ll organize a spectators race – JWOC TOUR 2021. This way everyone will have a chance to enjoy this Orienteering festival.
"It is with great pride and satisfaction that the County of Aguiar da Beira will host JWOC 2021.
We are very grateful and we’ll do everything to honor the trust given by the Portuguese and by the International Orienteering Federations. We are preparing everything to receive you in the best possible way, offering an unforgettable event to all the participants.
The investment we have been making, in a sustained way, in order to promote Orienteering, makes this sport practiced by many young people on the Municipality, especially at the school.
Besides, Aguiar da Beira is becoming a reference for high level Orienteering practice.
The gifted natural conditions for the practice of this extraordinary sport, together with Ori-Estarreja’s organizational capacity, give us the guarantee that we will have an event of excellence, capable of exceed all expectations."
"During last years Portugal had the pleasure to organize several successful events. Our organization quality is well recognized and the International Orienteering Federation, once again, trusted us a major event like the Junior World
Orienteering Championships 2021.
So, the Portuguese Orienteering Federation and all Portuguese orienteering community wish you all a warm welcome to the Junior World Orienteering Championships.
The event will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Aguiar da Beira, a typical inner country region of Portugal with several “challenges”: astounding landscape, rich and vast gastronomy and the most important a very friendly community that will be happy to welcome you all.
This region is already well known for the technical quality and the empathy between local entities and organizing team are factors of success and guaranty of a great event. JWOC 2021 waits for you!"
"It’s a pleasure to be able to serve Portuguese Orienteering, Ori-Estarreja and the County of Aguiar da Beira and to lead this ambitious project. I’m aware of the big responsibility and amount of work we have in front of us. Our goal is to plan and deliver one of the best Junior World Orienteering Championships ever! For that we will work with high quality standards and base our actions with that goal in mind. One thing we can promise! A competitive, challenging and fun competition!"
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Aguiar da Beira – Portugal. We are committed to create one of the most technical JWOCs ever. Good terrains have been chosen, good map makers have been selected and the best Portuguese course setters will work together to create fair and challenging courses. Of course, preparation for JWOC 2021 is crucial. The terrain and mapping style are quite special, particularly the vegetation, so training in Aguiar da Beira is essential in order to be fully prepared for the competitions!"