The wonders of Nordic Walking

Walking the Camino de Santiago Credit: Alfaz del Pi Council, X

A group from Alfas del Pi went on a journey through the Camino de Santiago with the Nordic Walking Association, travelling more than 100 kilometres on foot.

The Nordic Walking Association has been organising the Camino de Santiago for years, promoting the fast-growing training trend. Nordic Walking is considered a recreational activity rather than a professional sport, for it is a low-impact practice and can be experienced by people of all fitness levels and ages.

It has also proven to be beneficial to people with diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson´s Disease and other mobility problems, for its effective release of body tension and pain.

Rooted in Finland, the practice has expanded across the world, with Spain being one of the Nordic Walking enthusiasts. With breathtaking views of the Spanish landscapes, the routes have become very popular in the Marina Alta. This April, almost 50 people from Alfas del Pi set off to the Galician lands, following the Muxia-Finisterre-Santiago path.

The group not only captured the beauty of the region but every participant got the chance to activate the entire body, strengthen the immune system, and stimulate happiness.

Find out more about Nordic Walking here.

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Written by

Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.


    • Sound-of-the-waves

      20 April 2024 • 06:08

      On the wooden boardwalk though it is nothing more than a noisy anti-social nuisance, on an otherwise flat, quit, peaceful waterfront.
      The bump, bump, bump (or thump thump, thump thump of couples) carries for a great distance at all times of the day.
      It’s the modern teenage boom box of the elderly.
      There is no consideration. On beach or snow or uneven ground but on flat wood????

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