Nordic walking is a sport for everyone, easy and fun, it can be practiced outdoor all year long; it’s an invitation to a healthy and active life style.
It originated in Scandinavia as an off season training for cross country skiers.
Nordic walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking thanks to the use of specific walking poles whose aim is not supporting the walker but pushing. It can be practiced everywhere, on different kinds of terrain sloping or flat, but not on steep ground. The ideal incline is between 4 % and 8%.
If you prefer flat terrains, you can walk on the cycle path, along the shore connecting Castelletto di Brenzone to Navene. You will enjoy a 16 km walk a few meters away from the lake discovering small shores, hamlets, bridges and harbours as you go.
If you want to get closer to nature you can choose among a variety of different routes, accessible all year long thanks to low altitude.
During summer 2014 the first bilingual Nordic Walking Park was opened in Brenzone. The park covers Brenzone’s little hamlets, nice places which are all worth a visit.
From 2016, has extended its territory of about 70 km with new trails reaching Malcesine’s area. Every itinerary, having a circular structure, is accessible from both ways, and presents the typical Nordic Walking slope.
San Zeno di Montagna and Prada are situated half way between lake and mountain. These are quiet and countryside places with nice views on the lake typical of this area. From these two towns start many paths leading to Mount Baldo, many of them are perfect for nordic walking.
Nordic walking has many benefits for your body, it tones up your muscles and helps you maintaining a correct posture, it is not expensive, and can be done all year long. Being an outdoor activity in close contact with nature makes nordic walking the perfect mix for you.