- Nordic Walking is a form of outdoor exercise that consists in walking with the help of poles similar to those used in the mountain but with an ergonomic handle and a strap that keeps the stick attached to the hand.
- Nordic Walking is a sport that originated in Finland, is very popular in northern Europe and which is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the world.
- The origin of this discipline lies in the training methods performed without skis by cross-country skiers when there is no snow, and consists in walking with the support of two special poles and a specific stepping technique that exercises a greater number of muscle groups.
- The activity is good for your health and, in fact, Social Security finances these courses as a preventative and therapeutic measure for certain physical conditions and diseases in several European countries.
Nordic Walking Centres
- A Nordic Walking® Centre is a municipal free access area for the walker, designed for all kinds of people and all ages that enables them to practice Nordic Walking in order to improve their health and, in turn, allows them to discover the rich landscapes, both natural and cultural, of the municipality.
- The project is based on Nordic Walking and allows this type of walking to be merged with public open-air facilities. The aim of all of this is to create an environment (urban and natural) that facilitates the practice of physical activity and helps to reduce sedentary behaviour.
- A Nordic Walking® Centre has a network of perfectly signposted routes, with a minimum of kilometres designed for all levels, mapped and marked out according to the level of sporting activity.
- In the Montaña Alavesa region, there are currently 3 Nordic Walking Centres in the municipalities of Arraia-Maeztu, Bernedo and Campezo.