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Nordic Walking - from easy to difficult trails
  • Fischen »»

    Rejuvenating leisuretime destination in the Iller river valley with panoramic views of the mountains. Ideal for bike tours, Nordic walking, leisurely strolls, and low-impact hikes. Certified premium-class health climate, e-bike tours and exceptional shopping opportunities.

  • Bolsterlang »»

    Panoramic views across the Iller river valley, at the very heart of the Allgäu Alps. You won’t find a more picture perfect mountain village than this gem at the foot of the Hörnerkette mountain range, surrounded by picturesque Alpine meadows.

  • Obermaiselstein »»

    Family-friendly mountain village in panoramic surroundings with views of the Allgäu region mountain world. Nature highlights, like the only underground cave of the Allgäu region are just a leisurely walk away.

  • Balderschwang »»

    A natural treasure: the small Alpine village of Balderschwang. Nestled at the heart of Nature Park Nagelfluhkette, situated at 1,044 metres (3,425 feet) above sea level in a virtually untouched valley near the border to Vorarlberg.

  • Ofterschwang »»

    A beautiful Alpine village with panoramic views of the Allgäu mountains, renowned for its regional delicacies and its skiing- and golf resort. Offers range from farm accommodation, lovely holiday flats to luxury holidays at a golf resort, and a specialized family hotel.

Nordic Walking - from easy to difficult trails

The Nordic Fitness Sports Park encompasses altitudes between 761 m (2,497 ft) and 1,650 (5413 ft), and offers a total of 110 trail km (68 miles), connecting the five Hörnerdörfer villages of Fischen, Obermaiselstein, Balderschwang, Bolsterlang and Ofterschwang.

The beauty of Nordic walking:

This sport is a perfect activity for fitness enthusiasts and serious athletes - but also for beginners and those who wish to increase their fitness levels. Nordic walking is a sport for winter and summer. Its revolutionary exercise concept offers a workout for your entire body without straining the muscles.

Health benefits

Various studies have shown that Nordic walking burns up to 46% more calories than normal walking at the same pace. The sport is therefore ideally suited for weight loss. Nordic walking also increases your stamina, strengthens your cardiovascular system and boosts your immune system. It is also perfectly suited as a training regime for rehabilitation after sports injuries, and for the mediation of backache and joint pains.
It reduces tension in the neck and shoulder region.
 

Walking technique

The rule of thumb: Large strides at a low frequency
 

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