What’s the difference between Hiking and Nordic Trail Walking?
The goals are the same, but the technique and equipment used may be different.
Nordic Walking is a fitness activity designed to provide a full-body workout. Trail Walking techniques are adaptations that allow you to use the poles for balance and stability while increasing your efficiency and ability to walk longer distances.
Do you prefer to walk less with more intensity? Nordic Walking for Fitness
Or do you prefer to walk longer with less intensity? Nordic Trail Walking
Nordic Walking poles are more easily adapted to distance walking & hiking than trekking poles are usable for Nordic Walking – primarily based on the differences in the strap system. Read More about that here: Nordic Walking Poles verses Trekking Poles
The techniques used for distance walking are different than traditional Nordic Walking. Consider attending a Nordic Trail Walking class to see the difference and learn how to use walking poles in any situation.