Costa Fascinosa Launches Urban Nordic Walking Excursions

The Urban Nordic Walking as a new sport enriches the activities offered by Costa Cruises which can be practiced anywhere and suitable for everyone.

Until September 29th, those who choose to travel on a cruise for a week in the Mediterranean on board the Costa Fascinosa can also take part in the five excursions dedicated to “Nordic walking” during the stops in the cities of Naples, Palermo, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona.

It is a way to discover these five destinations from an unusual point of view. The Costa Cruises staff will in fact provide assistance to the guests on board who will be able to gradually learn the correct use of the poles and the postural in biomechanical approach of the walk.

It will serve to quickly master the movements and be able to put yourself to the test in this activity. Each participant will receive the professional sticks, a snack and an energy drink, to experience the hike to the fullest.

In addition to bringing health benefits, urban trekking is a new way of making responsible and sustainable tourism, including walks and trails, discovering natural wonders, cities of art and breathtaking views.

The Five Urban Nordic Walking Excursions

Costa Fascinosa will sail from the port of Savona to reach the following five destinations that include this Urban Nordic Walking offer:

  • Naples: the walk will start from the port and reach Porta San Gennaro, which is the oldest entrance to the Vesuvian city, and then enter the Borgo dei Vergini district with the monuments symbol of the Neapolitan baroque. After crossing the Rione Sanità, it ends at the Real Bosco di Capodimonte.
  • Palermo: walk along the narrow streets of the city, among the stalls of the Vucciria, you pass next to the sculpture of the Genius of Palermo in Garraffo, up to the Quattro Canti. The itinerary continues to Palazzo Pretorio and the church of Santa Caterina, with the facade in late Renaissance style. After passing through the Kalsa district, enter the gardens of Villa Giulia, to end the excursion along the Cala, a sea arch that corresponds to the oldest port in Palermo.
  • Ibiza: start along the north side of the port, crossing the Botafoc Marina to reach Talamanca. Walking along the beach you reach Cap Martinet, through slightly steep paths, from which you can enjoy a spectacular view. The final step is Cala Tranquila, perfect for those who want a little relaxation away from the crowd.
  • Palma de Mallorca: walk briskly about three kilometers to climb to 112 meters above sea level, until you reach Bellver Castle, one of the greatest examples of Gothic civil architecture in Mallorca. After the circular path that surrounds the castle, you return to sea level through the greenest areas of the city, to the heart of the historic center.
  • Barcelona: start from the Grec Gardens and continue on the 177-meter high Montjuïc hill. Passing through the Plaza de España, you will walk along some of the most beautiful paths in the city, up to the Mirador del Alcalde.

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