What is Nordic Walking
It is practiced outdoors, is good for the heart and circulation, strengthens arms and shoulders, improves back posture and tones buttocks and abdominals. All this is achieved with Nordic Walking, a new way of practicing sport that is becoming established all over the world. Sport for everyone all year round, which offers an easy, inexpensive and fun way to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
Nordic Walking can be considered one of the most complete sports activities within everyone’s reach. Italy is an outdoor gym for Nordic Walking. In fact, it can be practiced in the mountains, at the seaside in cities and parks. It can be done throughout the year, and thanks to its characteristics, it is recommended for people of all ages, both for wellness and fitness, but also as a complementary sport and training for other sports.
Nordic Walking on Monte Baldo
Starting from 2016 some municipalities have created a network of Nordic Walking trails.
Nordic Walking Park
Nordic Walking paths are defined as those paths that allow the correct and continuous development of the technical gesture. All the other routes where the technique is applied for some sections but not always, are defined as trails; they can also use narrow and bumpy paths for not long stretches, they will be identified with the black color and will have the words “Nordic Walking Trail”
The paths are identified by the following colors
Light blue = Easy
Red = Medium
Black = Challenging
A network of official routes was created for the municipalities of Malcesine, Brenzone and San Zeno di Montagna.
The routes of the 3 municipalities have been certified by the Italian Nordic Walking School, whose design criteria and indications for signage have been adopted.
The criteria established by the Italian Nordic Walking School were used, unifying the symbols and typology of tables and indicator arrows.
Nordic walking Park Malcesine
1 Anello Campagnola
The route winds in the hinterland of Malcesine and, through centuries-old olive groves, takes us to Campagnola and then re-enters the town along the cycle-pedestrian path.
1A - Anello Sottodossi
The short route of the Campagnola ring leads us to Sottodossi through an old dirt road lined with olive groves.
2 Anello Madonna dell’Accoglienza
Il percorso si snoda attraverso antiche mulattiere e secolari oliveti e consente la visita della Madonna dell’Accoglienza e del suo punto panoramico.
3 Anello San Maggiore
The ring that goes from the vineyards to San Maggiore is located about 300/400 meters above the town of Malcesine. The route winds through paths and stretches of paved road between woods and ancient farmhouses.
4 Anello Navene - Val Bova
The route, through military roads and paths of the First World War, takes us to the Navene holm oak wood of great naturalistic interest.
5 Malcesine - Cassone
The route connects Malcesine to Cassone passing through the enchanting Val di Sogno and through the 5A ring takes us to the Nordic Walking Park in Brenzone sul Garda.
5A Anello dei 2 Comuni
The route introduces us to the Cassone Lake Museum and through ancient mule tracks leads us to some hamlets of Brenzone sul Garda.
6 Malcesine - Navene - Val Bova
The route runs along the lake along the cycle-pedestrian path and connects the capital with the hamlet of Navene and the 5B ring. Route 6B connects Navene to Navene alta, the beginning of ring 4.
7 Anello San Michele - Faigolo
A path around the intermediate station of the cable car, which takes us to know the last farmhouses of the small town of Faigolo and the surroundings of San Michele with its small church.
7E Anello San Michele - Faigolo (Variante)
Parallel to the dirt road of Faigolo, it is a considered path (E excursionist) with beautiful glimpses on the lake but not suitable for the Nordic walking technique.
8 Anello Colma
Un percorso non impegnativo che dalla Colma del M. Baldo regala un panorama unico sul lago e sulle montagne che lo circondano.
9 Anello Tratto Spino
The route can be an extension of the Colma ring. It takes place on dirt roads and on pasture grass.
10 Giro delle malghe
The route crosses the pastures of four mountain huts and centuries-old beech woods and takes place on dirt roads, paths and for some stretches on a paved road. At Prà Alpesina you go up with the chairlift and then return to Tratto Spino. The path in some sections does not allow you to carry out the Nordic walking technique.
10B Ritorno dalla Valletta (A-B)
Like the Giro delle malghe but with return via the Valletta path to the top station of the cable car (Tratto Spino). The connecting path from or to Tratto Spino does not allow Nordic Walking and is considered E (hiking).
11 Detto degli “Omini”
A very scenic route leads you to the highest peaks of the Mount Baldo chain. For a stretch it passes through the “Lastoni-Selva Pezzi” integral reserve.