“Urban Trekking: discovering paths and tastes. Food for the soul, food for the body”Cagliari, 31st October 2015
The Municipality of Cagliari participates for the consecutive fourth year to the national event “12th National Day of Urban Trekking”, organised by the Municipality of Siena.
This 12th edition aims to combine urban trekking with taste and local wine and food sectors, with the sponsorship of EXPO Milano 2015.
What is urban trekking:
An activity that combines sport, art, taste and the will to discover the most untrodden and interesting corners of the city, through itineraries characterized by steep rises and drops of terrain along with stairways. A form of “vagabonding” tourism, free and rich with surprises, suitable to all ages, without a peculiar preventive training.
Urban trekking is also an healthy activity for the body and mind, moreover it has a positive attitude towards the city because it allows to relieve traffic congestion as far as the conventional tourists streams are concerned, as well as broadening the visits radius to the suburban areas, in order to prolong sojourns and stays overnight.
Over 30 italian cities have adhered to the 12th edition titled “Urban Trekking: discovering paths and tastes. Food for the soul, food for the body".
An experience to share, even in an internet context on the “Trekking Urbano” facebook page, where to receive updates in order to be constantly briefed on the itineraries in all the related cities, as well as an opportunity to join the online community, where to exchange suggestions, share photos and videos.
Urban trekking, one of the new frontiers of sustainable and sensorial tourism, is the original initiative conceived in 2002 by the Municipality of Siena, that every year involves tens of regional and provincial capitals, finalized to rediscover the cities as spaces to pass through by feet, with no hurry, recapturing one's own time, as well as the memory and the identity of places.
Urban trekking, that amuses and touches who practises it, is also an healthy activity that can help to stay phisically fit.
If performed at least 20 minutes a day, fast walking, apart from training muscles, may also help to fight heart attack risks, depression, along with osteoporosis.
Saturday 31st october tourists and visitors will be invited to walk through one of the many proposed itineraries.
A site to learn about, as well as downloading the itineraries and trails, proposed by the thirty cities for thursday 31th october, can be found here as following www.trekkingurbano.info, and also a related facebook page is available www.facebook.com/trekkingurbano.