Training Centers

Nelo’s goal is always to get as close as possible to the athletes, to better understand their wishes and needs.

Being Portugal one of the few countries in Europe where one can paddle all year with comfort added together with the most successful kayak company, than Portugal has to be one the best places in the world for winter paddling, and that is why we decided to create a service that up to the expectations of our athletes.

The idea is to give the athletes:

  1. Top of the range facilities;
  2. An affordable price;
  3. A place where our boats can be tested near us and adjustments can be done;
  4. Tour them to our Factory, to show them our process and technology.

In the past 4 seasons we had more than 800 athletes from all over the world visiting us, including:

  1. All the single Olympic Champions from Beijing and Athens;
  2. A lot of young talents still working their way to the top;
  3. Some not so young, just looking for a relaxed week doing their favourite sport in a nice location with awesome equipment.

Nelo has at the moment four training centers, offering different experiences:

Special conditions for big groups in Porto Antigo Training Center - contact us for more details
AGUIEIRA EUROSTARS RIO DOURO HOTEL & SPA PORTO ANTIGO MILFONTES BEACH
Milfontes
RECOMENDED FOR
Large and/or professional teams who require full canoeing features Masters Smaller teams who look for a more quiet location. Small teams who also want to enjoy the beach and the sea.
NELO MANAGED Help
Yes Yes No No
LOCATION
Aguieira - Mortágua Raiva - Castelo de Paiva Oliveira do Douro – Cinfães Vila Nova de Milfontes
AIRPORT DISTANCE
160km - OPO- Porto Airport/ 190km - LIS- Lisboa 60km - OPO- Porto Airport Porto (OPO) – 80km 180km - LIS- Lisboa
AIRPORT TRANSFER
Yes[1] Yes[1] Yes[1] Yes[1]
NEAREST CITY
Mortágua- 10km Castelo de Paiva (12 Km) Porto (1 hour by train) Vila Nova de Milfontes
ROOMS
90 42 23 28
WATER
Aguiera Dam Douro River Douro River Mira River
DISTANCE TO THE WATER
100 mts (Hotel Access) Direct Access Direct access Direct Access
EXTENT OF WATER
80km 80km 90km 20 Km
COURSE
1000 mt (2 Lanes) Non existant 1000 mt (2 Lanes) Non existant
RESTAURANT
Yes Yes Yes Yes
GYM
2 Yes Yes Yes
SWIMMING POOL
Inside and Outside Inside and Outside Outside Outside
FREE INTERNET
Yes Yes Yes Yes
SPA
Yes Yes No No
LAUNDRY SERVICE
Yes Yes Yes Yes
CONFERENCE ROOM
Yes Yes No Yes
PRICE/NIGHT/PX
65€ (85€ for a single room)[2] On request 55€ (75€ for a single room)[2][2] 55€ (75€ for a single room)[2]
WEBSITE
Open Open Open Open
NELO BOATS
Yes Yes Yes Yes
MOTORBOAT
Yes No Yes Yes

 

Rent-a-car

Nelo, in collaboration with Guerin, offers a car rental service with special prices for anyone staying with us. Please check the rates sheet for all the details.
To contract the service you just need to relay to us the car(s) and days for the rental and we will take care of everything.

 

Surfski

Portimão Surfski Training CenterMore Info +

A full Surfski training service, offering everything to make your stay a real pleasure, or to make your training as efficient and enjoyable as it can be.
The deluxe accommodations, perfect and differents downwinds, fun sports and luxurious spa-based pampering are the basis for an unique experience.

Nerja Surfski Training CenterMore Info +

The resort offers a new concept of tourism, leisure and housing. modern apartments to spacious villas, allowing the athletes to enjoy large common areas in each Villa with fully equipped kitchen, living room and balconies.

What our clients have to say

“On est au Portugal, pas trop loin de Coimbra.. C'est super beau ici.”
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny Canada
+ More
In Montebelo Aguieira Lake & Resort
New Zealand Team - 10 athletes July 13 August 03
Ecuadorian Team - 10 athletes July 21 August 04
In Porto Antigo Hotel
In Eurostars Rio Douro Hotel & Spa
In Milfontes Beach