A stable water course, with a 25 Km extension, perfect for general, specific and pre-competitive preparation periods of rowing and canoeing athletes, is the main feature of Douro river zone where Gramido Nautical Sports Center is inserted.

Placed 8 Km away from Atlantic Ocean and 3 Km from Oporto city, has a tempered climate during the entire year, given by proximity to the sea and geographic positioning in Europe.

Available equipments

The Training Center has a full set of integrated sports equipments, namely, boat house, muscle and fitness gym, ergometer room and rowing tanks, also beeing available for renting, motor boats for coaches, rowing boats and oars.

Surrounding area

In the surrounding area, there’s and attractive and reinvigorating pathway along the river course, with about 6 Km, exclusive for running, biking and walking, providing complementary physical activities to athletes.

Gramido Nautical Sports Center also has good connections with local infrastructures. Only 5 minutes far from Training Center, athletes may use a modern indoor swimming pool, 25 meters long and with heated water, as weel as indoor multisports buldings.

River’s nature is rich and diverse near the Training Center, in contrast with one of the most portuguese significant population clusters, Oporto city. So, athletes staying at Gramido Nautical Sports Center benefit from quietness and tranquility, essential for resting after hard training and also may take a break for sightseeing, enjoy a cultural programme or have some fun provided by a typical latin society.


The Training Center has a capability of 44 persons, distributed by:

3 rooms with 10 individual beds in bunk bed style
2 rooms with 6 individual beds in bunk bed style
1 modern kitchen, full equipped, including fridge, built-in ceramic hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and cloth washing machine.
Each room includes a complete double-seat bathroom.

1 apartment composed by 1 bedroom with double bed, full equipped kitchen, bathroom and living room.
Independent but near the rooms of the Training Center, it’s suitable for coaches or team managers.
All rooms have natural lightning.

Common area has a connection to a pleasant garden.
Teams can choose to cook their own meals. This way, you keep your feeding similar to the one you have in your country. There’s also a public restaurant in Gramido Nautical Sports Center building, able to give you an excelent service, with privileged view over fabulous Douro river.

Team support

The Training Center’s staff offers to make your transportation from the airport, in a 20 minute trip. Our vans are also available for any necessary move during your stay, whether it’s for training in the swimming pool or for sightseeing.

If you come from abroad, without the capability of carrying your own boats, Clube Naval Infante D. Henrique, the local rowing club sharing the Training Center, has a complete and top quality boat and oars setup that might be rented, to allow teams a high level preparation.

Prices 2024

Room with 6 or 10 beds

25€/person, breakfast included
20€/person, breakfast not included


30€/person, breakfast not included
Breakfast: 4€/person

All prices VAT included.


Informations and reservations:
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