The Beigua Regional Natural Park is the largest protected area in Liguria. Geologically, it is an extremely important place for our region with fossils and mineralisations to be found there, and since 2005 it has been part of the international network as a European and World Geopark. Since November 2015, it has been recognised as a UNESCO site, and also listed as a Global Geopark – UNESCO Global Geoparks. It extends between the municipalities of Arenzano, Campo Ligure, Cogoleto, Genoa, Masone, Rossiglione, Sassello, Stella, Tiglieto and Varazze. It is in effect a rocky balcony overlooking the sea, and a place not to be missed as it has amazing biodiversity.
Within the Adelasia Regional Nature Reserve, you can to follow four different types of marked trail to discover all the most beautiful places. Rich in forests, specifically beech forests but there are also chestnut, fir, pine and oak trees. As well as the trails, you can stop and admire the waterfalls, and wildlife, such as wolves, roe deer, foxes and badgers.
The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri stretches for kilometre after kilometre of paths, connecting Liguria from east to west, from Ventimiglia to La Spezia, each with a different characteristic. And the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is approximately 400 km long used for travelling centuries ago, before cars and bicycles. It is covered in stages, between the coast and the hinterland, between the Alps and the Apennines, and is punctuated with farm holiday locations where you can stop for a break, taste local produce or sleep in refuges along the way.