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Parco del Beigua

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The Beigua district - the largest nature protected area in Liguria -...

The Beigua district - the largest nature protected area in Liguria - preserves the geological history of the region, jealously portrayed through rocky outcrops, mineralizations, fossil deposits, spectacular forms modelled ceaselessly due to the effects of exogenous agents. Due to the exceptional geological heritage present in the Beigua district, in March 2005 a special international commission of experts positively assessed the dossier presented by the Beigua Park Authorities, thus awarding the territory the status of European and Global Geopark under the aegis of UNESCO. In November 2015, the same area has been recognized as UNESCO site and included in the prestigious list of the UNESCO Global Geoparks. The Beigua regional nature Park - UNESCO Global Geopark represents a district made up of ten municipalities (Arenzano, Campo Ligure, Cogoleto, Genoa, Masone, Rossiglione, Sassello, Stella, Tiglieto, and Varazze) involving two different provinces (Genoa and Savona). In a territory full of contrasts such as Liguria, locked between the mountains and the sea, the Beigua regional nature Park - UNESCO Global Geopark is a true example of a region where, even over short stretches, you can find environments and landscapes so different from one another to amaze any unsuspecting visitors. It is a spectacular gallery formed of mountains facing out onto the sea where nature, history, culture, and ancient traditions become elements of extraordinary value and interest. In order to take full advantage of the territory, a dense hiking network has been created which covers approximately 500 kilometres and enables us to admire and appreciate the region's environmental and historical/cultural beauty. Twenty-six kilometres of mountainous ridges just a stone's throw from the Ligure Riviera, which encompass high-lying plains and precious humid zones, dense forests of beech-trees, oak, and chestnuts, steep cliffs and rocky outcrops, forests of Maritime Pine, and strips of Mediterranean vegetation: a mosaic of environments leading to the mountainous area of the Beigua district considered one of Liguria's richest areas in biodiversity.

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We started from Varazze at 9.00 a.m by bus (a short 25 min ride) to Alpicella and then continued our way up to the Monte Beigua on foot. Have been prepared - an hiking map, some... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We started from Varazze at 9.00 a.m by bus (a short 25 min ride) to Alpicella and then continued our way up to the Monte Beigua on foot. Have been prepared - an hiking map, some water and food (grapes etc). Our itinerary Alpicella-Rianazza-Monte Beigua took 3 hours and was quite exhausting on a sultry summer's day. You should be... More 

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