Nordic walking is a sport for those who love walking in the mountains and trekking, which is spreading recently in the Alta Valtellina area. The ski resort of Bormio and Alta Valtellina has many trails, especially Bormio has routes within the Stelvio National Park that climb from 1225 m.s.m. from the town of Bormio up to 3,000 m.s.m. of the highest peaks. The courses are completely surrounded by unspoiled nature of the Alps, with forests of pines, firs and flowers where you can relax in a typical alpine habitats and breathe the mountain air rich of scents and of smells of the alpine environment . With the changing of the seasons, the paths change their appearance, in a continuous natural evolution; in summer is predominant the green color of plants and grass and the bright colors of flowers, in autumn is predominantly yellow / brown color of the leaves and the grass who are preparing for the cold season, in winter is predominantly the white color of the snow and in spring are predominantly the soft colors of the first shoots of plants and flowers.
In the Nordic Walking you walk helped by two ski poles, thus putting in motion all the muscles of the body, legs, arms, chest, shoulders, abs … allowing the body to move in a harmonious and beneficial movement. Nordic walking requires no special athletic skills or special equipment but simply sneakers and ski poles. The routes are shown in maps or you will be defined by the instructors.
For more information of Nordic walking contact Associazione Nordic Walking Valtellina
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