Panorama from the Lago del Vei del Bouc hike in Alpi Marittime National Park, Italy
Panorama from the Lago del Vei del Bouc hike in Alpi Marittime National Park, Italy

Lago del Vei del Bouc hike

Alpi Marittime Natural Park
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Lago del Vei del Bouc hike

Distance: 10.1mi
Elevation: 3,212ft
Time: 5-7.5h

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The Vei del Bouc Lake is one of the most beautiful lake hikes in Alpi Marittime Natural Park. There’s something special about going on a hike that ends at a lake. Even if you don’t go for a dip (it’s too cold for that!), it’s a refreshing reward for all your hard work.

Lago del Vei del Bouc hike Map

Getting there

When you arrive in Valdieri, go straight and after 1.2mi go left to Entracque and then right to San Giacomo after 3.7mi. You can park the car here. To reach the path, pass the bridge on the left.

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When to do

June to end of October

Backcountry Campsites

Yes, on site, or in San Giacomo

Toilets

Yes, in San Giacomo

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Lago del Vei del Bouc
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Route Description for Lago del Vei del Bouc

You will follow the no.8 path from the start of the hike until you reach the Pian del Rasur. But first, to get to the start from San Giacomo you take the road that crosses the bridge on the left. This road will continue to the ancient hunting huts that are now summer lodges.

From there you take the track for about 1.9mi. You’ll start by walking through a forest of beech trees, and then you’ll be looking over the Prà del Rasur (4633ft), across the grasslands and pastures.

As the valley thins, and you reach the end of the Pian, you’ll take a path splitting off to the left. That path will climb up towards the lake. The trail climbs and crosses the slope. In 1.5-2h you’ll get to the Lago del Vei del Bouc (6699ft).

From the lake you can enjoy the views on the Gelas peaks and the Maledia peak. Towards the South you’ll see the Colle del Vej del Bouc.

The return in on the same path.

Insider Hints

  • From the lake is possible to continue to the Colle del Vej del Bouc (8589ft) in about two hours, or the Lago del Carboné (9186ft) in about three hours.

  • Why not stop at the Rifugio San Giacomo after your hike for a nice meal? They have amazing polenta.

  • Sotto il Fagio is a great camping option in the area. If you have your own sleeping bag or blankets you can rent tents and air mattresses from them.

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Gilberto Fattore 1 year ago

We did a wonderful walking trail with a great view in the Maritime Alps

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Manny D. 1 year ago

It was a difficult trail, but I enjoyed the views of the grasslands and pastures.

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Chloe P. 1 year ago

Breathtaking views, but I'm just happy I made it. Wear good quality and comfortable shoes to avoid getting blisters.

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Bridget Mcbride 1 year ago

Very crowded and quite challenging, but worth it! Make sure you bring plenty of snacks and water.

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Cindhy Klins 1 year ago

Great experience. Did this hike with my friends. Some of them are experienced hikers while others were amateur hikers. We all finished the hike in 7 hours.

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Larry I. 2 years ago

Very steep and crowded. Got there around 10:30 am, so we had to share the trail with lots of groups.

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Nelly Porter 2 years ago

Best hike I’ve ever done so far. Bring lots of water to avoid dehydration.

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Raymond G. 2 years ago

It’s ridiculously beautiful. Just do it!

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Tyler D. 2 years ago

I was pretty worked out. Haven't done any major hike in a while.

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Ari Kudson 2 years ago

Cool hike. Hard work really pays off. The views were just amazing!

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