Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is similar to regular walking, but with the use of specifically designed Nordic Walking poles, up to 40% more effective.

The effect of these light weight carbon poles is that you do not only use your legs, but also involve and train your upper body while walking.

Nowadays Nordic Walking is known as one of the most sociable sport activities, combined with very effective exercise techniques.

With the correct Nordic Walking technique you can:

– Burn up to 40% more calories than during a regular walk

– Reduce stress on joints and ligaments while walking

– Strengthen your upper body

Health, fitness and Fun

Nordic Walking trains the arms, the shoulders, the chest and the back muscles through an effective variety of stretching and lengthening those muscles which are often tight. A special focus is to the relaxation of the neck muscles through this exercise.

In addition Nordic Walking increases your heart rate without increasing your perceived rate of exertion. You get a more intensive workout without actually feeling that you are working any harder. As a result you will burn more calories, up to 40%.


Outdoor-Tours.com´s main instructor Frank Koopman has successfully followed a Nordic Walking Instructor course in the Netherlands in 2006. These three years of experience in giving instructions in Nordic Walking enable Frank to import his knowledge into organizing Nordic Walking classes in the Algarve.

We offer an introduction package consisting of 10 lessons and the free use of special carbon Nordic Walking poles. During these lessons you will be introduced into the basic elements of Nordic Walking and how to achieve the maximum effect of this healthy and fun way of exercising.

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