What are the places that are the best fit for Nordic Walking?
First of all, is better to choose a regular pathway with less than 8% steepness. This indeed helps to practice the exercise in a correct way, as it allows to coordinate the movements of legs and arms so that the fatigue caused by a climb or by an irregular road does not distort the action.
Nordic walking, as it is well known, has numerous positive effects on the body, since it activates 90% of the muscles and enhances not only one’s strength, balance, and coordination, but also is extremely beneficial for the mind. The latter, led by the regular rhythm of the steps, opens itself to the world around us, especially when the activity is practiced in nature. The colors, the sounds, and the perfumes become more vivid and tangible, contributing to the achievement of sheer psychophysical well-being. For this reason, it is important to carefully pitch the place where you wish to practice Nordic Walking. Italy has many wonderful landscapes that are suitable for this sport, and here you can find some pieces of advice on the more or less well-known destinations that you may discover with your Gabel Poles.
The Hills – The Hills of Prosecco of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene
For those who love sport, nature, and good wine this is a place that you cannot miss. The Treviso hills have been World Heritage by UNESCO, and they offer gentle slopes and breathtaking landscapes, as well as a view of the famous vineyards that produce the best Prosecco in the world. The peaceful feeling that inhabits this place will accompany your Nordic activities, for which you will be able to choose among many different paths that will leave you completely enchanted.
The river – The riverbanks of the Brenta river in Bassano del Grappa
The river banks are the perfect destination for those who are passionate about Nordic Walking. Specifically, the town of Bassano del Grappa, crossed by the Brenta river, offers the perfect atmosphere for practicing sport alone or with some friends. Also in the summer warm days, the river bake is protected from the heat by the trees, the fresh breeze, and the murmuring of the water render even fatigue into pleasure.
The lake – Sirmione, on Garda lake
The city that’s famous for its thermal offers a breathtaking pathway that takes you along the waters on the Garda lake during the Winer the landscape is surrounded by a thick for that adds a hint of mystery to the small town, whereas during the Summer the colors become extremely bright, moving from the deep blue of the sky and of the lake, to the deep green of the trees, and again to the luminous white of the sand. During your excursion you might be so lucky to meet some swans that live there.
The wood – Val Gardena
Val Gardena, an enchanted place in the heart of the Dolomites, represents the ideal destinations for those who love the mountains as well as Nordic Walking. Its many paths are suitable to everyone’s needs, and sports activities are always is always at the top of the agenda. The fresh and limpid air, wide fields, and mountains in the background can’t help but encouraging you to delve into the landscape itself with your mind and your body.
The beach – Is Arutas di Cabras
The beach of Is Arutas di Cabras, in the province of Oristano, is perhaps one of the most beautiful of Sardinia. Several kilometers white of “rice grains”, in truth pieces of quartz that reflect the sunlight, bathe in the light blue sea. The music of the waves will give the right rhythm to your steps in the romantic atmosphere of the Sardinian beach. The beach, placed in the West coast of the island, will allow you to admire a beautiful sunset on the dreamy waters.
The city – Venice
For those who love art, history, and culture, Nordic Walking is the perfect sport. Remember that in the cities and in the paths of the historical centre it is necessary to use the rubber Walking pads to practice Nordic Walking, in order not to ruin the streets built with ancient marble and prestigious floors. Imagine then getting lost in the Venetian streets, to practice physical activity surrounded by the beauty of architecture and of the canals that branch out across the city. In this timeless place, you can go everywhere on foot, whereas you can easily reach the islands of Murano and Burano by “vaporetto”. The vitality and the colors of the Venetian landscape infuse energy and passion in everyone who finds themselves encompassed by them.