Being active & hiking at Barbian & South Tyrol
The peaks of the Dolomites are close enough to touch, the gentle pastures around the Villanders Alm and the Rittner Horn are just around the corner and up the hill. It is the right place for hikers.
Hiking is not just a trend, but it is also healthy because it stimulates the body, mind and soul. Especially in our hectic and often chaotic daily routine, it is important to find a peaceful balance. Therefore, the hiking is very good, because you can exercise it at almost any place, at any age and without special equipment. Furthermore in our alpine region of South Tyrol it is one of the most popular sports, because the beautiful countryside is made accessible by innumerable maintained and marked trails. Whether a quiet walk around the lake, a castle tour or a challenging mountain walk, in South Tyrol can be always found something suitable for everyone.
Nordic Walking „Walking & Talking“
Nordic Walking is Finnish and is THE trendy sport. Through the skilful use of the poles, about 85% of the muscles are moved and trained and therefore, the optimal balance between endurance and strength training can be reached. But compared to hiking, thanks to the special poles, the musculoskeletal system is less stressed by 30% and is particularly suitable for those with cross or knee problems. Is is likely practised in groups, with the slogan: Walking & Talking. Even here in South Tyrol, the Nordic Walking had made its breakthrough long ago and there were created specifically trails and paths. Here you find everything you desire.
Biking is one of the few sports that do not additionally burden our joints, especially hips, feet and knees, by our weight. It is the perfect training tool for endurance and physical fitness. Further, cycling offers a lot of experiences, because you can cover longer distances in a relatively short time and at the meantime enjoy the nature and landscape. Especially in South Tyrol, on the sunny side of the Alps, it is a much exercised sport. The area is traversed by mountains and valleys, and that is the reason why it provides a versatile and varied paradise for cyclists. Whether biking in the mountains, on mountain and forest roads or through the valleys on the bike lanes, here you can find something for every age and taste.