Nordic walking holidays in Italy and Spain

While we love lounging around the private pool at the authentic villas and historic farmhouses you’ll find on our holidays, why have all of that gorgeous scenery if you can’t be part of it?

For those who want to get moving, whether you’re an experienced walker or simply trying to embrace a healthier lifestyle, a Nordic Walking holiday is a brilliant way to see undiscovered places, experience beautiful scenery and enjoy health and fitness benefits you don’t get from general walking.

Nordic Walkers hold long, ski-like poles which help propel them forward and engage the core. Loose straps sit around the wrists for security, while the walker grasps the pole handles firmly in their palms. The benefits to Nordic Walking vs general walking are ten-fold, starting with fitness.

Yep, that’s right: when using the correct technique, walking with poles engages 50% more muscles, therefore burning a lot more calories. Instead of giving only your legs a workout, your chest, arms, shoulders and abs are active, too, which is great for building strength, and tone and improving fitness.

But, more than that, Nordic Walking helps you protect your body – this added support lessens the impact on your joints, is kinder to your knees and ankles, and helps you to be lighter on your feet. The effect is circular; the easier walking becomes, the longer you can go and voilà, your body benefits yet again.

For over 25 years now, Flavours Holidays has gone the distance (literally) to find off-the-beaten-path locations for travel enthusiasts who want to see Italy and Spain the non-touristy way. Our founder Lorne spent years exploring Italy in her twenties and her passion and expertise are what make Flavours different to other group-style holidays which only tick off the big bucket list locations.

Nordic Walking suits us perfectly – it’s all about exploring what’s out there, really getting to know a place and immersing yourself in local life. While away, you can enjoy a Nordic Walking session most days giving you the chance to soak up the sunshine, interspersed with excursions to historic towns and meals out at authentic, local trattorias. All Flavours trips include freshly-cooked meals, served daily courtesy of a private chef and on our Nordic Walking breaks, we’ll also be giving you the chance to get in the kitchen and learn some dishes to take home with you – with a glass of Prosecco in hand. After all, it’s about balance, isn’t it?

In between our walking sessions, day trips and delicious meals, there’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the accommodation, and private pool and just relax. After all, this is your holiday! We’re keen for our guests to really switch off and let the world melt away, with the chance to reconnect to both body and mind.

We’re currently launching our Nordic Walking holidays in Italy’s sunny Puglia and Spain’s culture-filled Seville. Take a closer look at our destination pages to find out itineraries, and dates and book your place. We’ll see you there!

Where would you like to go on a Nordic walking & Pilates holiday?

New for 2025

8 days / 7 nights

Nordic walking and Pilates in Puglia

Nordic Walking in Puglia

We can’t wait to explore this varied landscape with you during our Nordic Walking sessions, as well as stretch out under the Italian sun with daily Pilates classes.
New for 2025

8 days / 7 nights

Nordic Walking in Andalusia

Nordic Walking in Seville

There’s nowhere quite like Sierra de Huelva, a mountainous region in the western part of Andalusia. Join us for a Nordic Walking week through the undulating hills.
New for 2025

8 days / 7 nights

View of el palacete andalusia

Nordic Walking in Andalusia

Join us in Grenada, the perfect location for walking and hiking trails so a favourite amongst the nordic walkers. A perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

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