About Us

Avizaqcua Team Center and Herdade da Cortesia Hotel were both founded from passion, with a strong desire to create a fulfilled and unique training camp experience for high performance athletes, through a symbiosis between focus on training, nutrition and relaxation. The district is authentic and calm, and you can indulge yourself in pure cultural experiences in the landscape and small villages nearby.

Luis Ahrens Teixeira

Degree in Economics by Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
High Level Competition Rowing Athlete from 1992 to 2004.

9 World Championships, with bronze in Indianapolis in ’94 and again in the World Cup regattas of Poznan and Munich in ’04. 12 years of rowing at the highest level, experiencing nearly every top European training center and several others across the world. 

Luis knows what elite athletes are looking for when they go to a training center, and transformed this knowledge into providing these facilities in tailored packages developing Avizaqcua Team Center and Herdade da Cortesia Hotel.


Pedro Alte da Veiga

Degree in Design by IADE of Lisbon.
Degree in Architecture by Universidade Lusiada of Lisbon.

Pedro is one of the founders of the Avizaqcua Team Center and Herdade da Cortesia Hotel. Pedro has a long experience working in architecture and design, and responsible for the architecture of the hotel. Since the first years, Pedro has been looking after the teams and been responsible for the logistics at the center.