nordic walking wander stoecke suedtirol
nordic walking wander stoecke suedtirol

Nordic Walking

It is the trend sport of the last years and is not only healthy, but also heaps of fun: Nordic Walking

Nordic walking classes are provided in many South Tyrolean villages, as right walking must be accurately learned. The term Nordic Walking comes from the English language, the sports itself from Finland, which is implied by "Nordic": It means literally "fast Nordic walking". And Finland is where this sports used to be a summer training method for cross-country skiers and biathletes.

The basic principle is rather easy: Contrary to normal walking, it additionally involves the arms and works your upper body. So you can exercise most of your muscles, also with the help of special Nordic Walking poles. At Mt. Plan de Corones above Riscone, a special trail network has been established: This Nature.Fitness.Park.Kronplatz.Dolomiti is one of the largest Nature.Fitness.Parks in Europe and includes 285 km of Nordic Walking trails with a series of exercising stations.

Also the NaturActivePark in Naz-Sciaves - 60 km of signposted Nordic Walking and jogging routes -, the Nordic Walking Park Val di Funes and the Nordic Walking Eco Trail on the mighty Alpe di Siusi, which combines the components nature, ecology and health, are at your disposal for your personal fitness. In addition there are the DSV Nordic Active Park in the Vallunga valley in the Val Gardena with its three routes in various levels of difficulty in the Puez-Odle Nature Park, and the Nordic Walking Trail San Genesio - Avigna above the town of Bolzano.

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