What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience.  With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.  More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.
How will Nordic walking benefit my body even though I am on holiday?
Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing.  The result is a full body workout, which means that, you:

  • burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles
  • release tension in the neck and shoulders
  • improve your posture and gait
  • strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
  • reduce the  impact on the joints
  • And because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer


An example Nordic walking weekend to Spain involves:
Day One

  • Pick up from airport
  • Check in to bed and breakfast accommodation included in your package
  • Guided 5km walk to lighthouse with amazing scenery and views
  • Dinner (not included) and Free time

Day two

  • Guided 12km coastal walk with harbour side lunch included in the sunshine
  • Dinner (not included) and free time

Day three

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Guided 10km lake and mountain walk with tapas lunch included in a Spanish village
  • Transport back to hotel
  • Dinner (not included) and free time

Day four

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer back to airport for flight home
  • Sharing memories and planning for next retreat