Parco Naturale Regionale del Beigua

Lungomare Europa

Seafront-walk between Varazze Cogoleto and Arenzano

On foot         
  • Departure: Arenzano
  • Arrival: Varazze

This easy itinerary runs through a coastal stretch of the Riviera Ligure di Ponente (Western Ligurian Riviera) for almost 4 km between the town of Varazze, in the south west and that of
Cogoleto in the north east. This is a wide, flat route, known as the Parco Costiero dei Piani d'Invrea (Coastal Park of Piani d'Invrea) - viale Europa, and it occupies the old railway built at the end of the nineteenth century. It is a lovely coastal tract, enjoyable in every season and characterised by a
frequent succession of rocky coves jutting out into the colourful sea rich with life.
Along the route you will have the chance to discover some of the geological and geo-morphological of the Beigua Geopark, such as the marks indicating the variations in the sea levels in the past or
those related to the tectonic movements that shaped this land.
The promenade itself was built on small flat strips that formed on the rocky promontories due to the levelling by the wave motion in the past. Along the walk you will come across many spots where the presence of level areas on the slope and of round pebbles in the land above them allow
you to identify the level of the sea in the past (today up to 100 metres above the sea).
The flat area where the highway runs today corresponds to one of these spots, indicating the level that the sea reached in the past: 100 meters above the present level.

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