It is a common walking with special sticks. The main difference is the active involvement of the upper muscles. So the walking becomes highly effective training method. It is designed for the beginners, older people as well as for athletes.

There are participating more than 90% of muscles in this training method and the energy consumption increases by 40%. The advantage against the conventional walking is lower pressure of the under joints in conjunction with efficient calories “burning”. The mountain environment is ideal for Nordic Walking. The body learns to use the oxygen efficiently during the training. This effect will be evident only at longer stay in the higher altitudes. Leave the the experience instructor to set up a training program for you and start with Nordic walking in Jasna.


Other positives of Nordic Walking

  • increases the mobility of the spine
  • saves the joints and knees
  • increases the walking confidence
  • relieves the muscle tension in the back area and shoulders
  • improving plight, mobility and blood circulation
  • burns up to 400 calories per hour (normal walking 280 calories)

Nordic Walking trails

1. Around Vrbické lake

difficulty: light

You can find this trail in Jasna, behind the hotel Grand Jasná. It is suitable for the beginners as well as intermediate. You will find the starting point next to the wooden bridge in the southern part of the mountain lake. The range is not difficult without any significant elevation. If your exercise has the aerobic activity character (break down fats) you should complete the range at least 3 times.

Starting point: hotel Grand Jasná
Elevation: max 8m
Length of the range:
0,8 km
Duration: 10 min
Distance from the Hotel Grand: 200 m

2. Biela púť - Ostredok and back

difficulty: middle

The starting point of this trail is located on the main access road to Jasna, not far from the cross-road Biela Púť - Otupné. You can find it on the information map. This trail is specific by its same return way. It follows the footsteps of SNR’s heroes and ends on the symbolic cemetery. The trails leads along the Ostredok ridge and offers a unique views of the ski resort Jasná same as views of side and main ridge of Low Tatras.

Starting point: hotel Grand Jasná
Elevation: 150 m 
Length of the range:
3,5 km
Duration: 45 min
Distance from the Hotel Grand: 300 m

3. Through Zadné vody

difficulty: difficult

The trail starts and ends at Vrbicke mountain lake. You can consider the wooden bridge in the southern part of the lake as a starting point. You will continue right over the bridge and you will turn right south direction after 15m. Follow the stony road until you get to the wooden sitting. You need to turn left on this place and by slight climbing reach the road that leads again to the north. Follow this road and the creek valley and small lake will be on your left. This will take approx. 30 -35 min until you reach a wooden bridge over the creek. You will connect to the road that will lead you to Mikulášska Cottage and Vrbické Pleso behind the bridge.

Starting point: hotel Grand Jasná
Elevation: 200-250 m
Length of the range:
6 km
Duration: 1h -1h 20 min
Distance from the Hotel Grand: 200 m

4. Ridge

difficulty: light

From TATRY MOTION Záhradky follow down into the valley Demänová, along the creek to the slope Lúčky on your right. Here you pass to upper part of the slope to the upper station of the lift. The trail leads directly from this place along the ridge up to the slope Turistická in location Záhradky. Follow the slope to the starting point.

Starting point: Záhradky
Elevation: 150 m
Length of the range:
3,5 km
Duration: 40 min.
Distance from Záhradky: 0 m

5. Sport

difficulty: middle

From TATRY MOTION Záhradky follow down into the valley Demänová, along the creek to the slope Lúčky on your right. Follow down to bungalows Lúčky. You will reach the meadow with nature trail sign after 60. Turn right behind the sign and there you will find a road that leads to the Turisticka slope. . Turn right after reaching a wide forest road. The end of this road is Turistická slope which takes you back to Záhradky. 

Starting point: Záhradky
Elevation: 200 m
Length of the range:
3,9 km
Duration: 1h 15 min
Distance from Záhradky: 0 m