In order to make the best out of your first test drive with the boat, Nelo offers you the possibility to test it with the support of our qualified and experienced team. Our team will be responsible for all the necessary adjustments, making sure its setup for the best possible experience.

Don’t you want or can’t take your own boat to the race venue? Know more about Nelo Rowing Rental!

Nelo’s goal is always to get as close as possible to the athletes, to better understand their wishes and needs. Our Training Center is the right place to put that in action!

Test Center

Nelo developed a new concept thinking on all the athletes which contacted us over the years asking “Where can I test a Nelo boat?

It’s called “Test Center” and has a specific and very important goal: to give you the chance of testing a Nelo boat whenever and wherever is more suitable for you.

This service will be as simple as possible:

1. Decide each boat you want to try;
2. Check where you can find it;
3. Contact us to set a date and time for that.

In case you must stick to one city but they don’t have the boat you need, you can contact us and we will try to make it possible.

During your test you will be helped by a specialized monitor that will be able to give extra information about the boat. All these services are free.

In case you’re a foreigner and need accommodation, we can also help you with that.

If you want to do it in group, we can arrange a multi-person event.

Nelo Rental

How it works

Nelo Rental Pro is a service aimed for teams and athletes competing at races serviced by Nelo Tour, that don’t want or can’t take their own boats to the venue and therefore need to rent them.


The first step is to use this platform to choose which boats you would like to rent, subjected to availability. If you want to use your own boats and just don’t have the means to take them to the race, you might find an option for that in selected events.


After Nelo validates that the requested boats are within what’s available, including special requests, the order will be pending until payment is confirmed, after which the order is locked and the boats reserved.

Getting the boats

The boats will be available at the venue, within the dates specified on each event. The boats should be picked up with the Nelo Staff.

Training Center

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:

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

The Nelo Training Center at Aguieira is perfect for large and/or professional teams who require full rowing features.