Panorama from the Vallone Argentera hike in Alpi Marittime National Park, Italy
Panorama from the Vallone Argentera hike in Alpi Marittime National Park, Italy

Vallone Argentera hike

Alpi Marittime Natural Park
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Vallone Argentera hike

Distance: 5.0mi
Elevation: 3,261ft
Time: 4-5h

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The mountain views on this hike are spectacular, which is saying something when every walk in this region takes place in the Alps. The Argentera is the highest mountain in the Alpes-Marittime. Climbing into the valley of the same name and up to Rifugio Bozano, allows admiration of this majestic mountain.

Vallone Argentera hike Map

Getting there

Make your way to Valdieri then drive 15km to Terme di Valdieri, in the direction of the French Border. From Terme di Valdieri take the road on the left, behind the hotel. Go uphill for 2.5mi, until the parking lot of Vallone Argentera.

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When to do

June to end of October

Backcountry Campsites

Yes, in Terme di Valdieri

Toilets

Yes, In the Bozano Rifugio

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Vallone Argentera
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Route Description for Vallone Argentera

To reach the start of the trail, you’ll want to take the forested track from the parking lot until you find information on the Rifugio Bozano on your left.

The trail, starts in the woods and it is steep. It doesn’t level off until you reach the grasslands near the base of the summits of De Cessole peak and of Madre di Dio peak.

The trail climbs along on the left side of the valley. It finally will reach a rocky edge where the last of the larches grow. Up it continues, past all the stones that have fallen from the rocky walls of the Corno Stella (8051ft).

Finally, you will reach the Rifugio Bozano, the goal of generations of alpinist since the start of the twentieth century.

Once you arrive at the Rifugio, you’re free to enjoy the magnificent views of the highest peaks of the Argentera massif. The theatre of countless mountain expeditions, it is rich in mountaineering history; however, above all it is an ancient mountain, whose rocks date back 250-360 million years.

Return the way you came up.

Insider Hints

  • From the Rifugio, you can get to the Rifugio Remondino in 4h. However, the trail is very difficult and recommended only for experienced hikers.

  • Rifugio Bozano is a awesome lodging option. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag or sheets, but they’ll provide the wine and cheese!

Comments

FdChiking 11 months ago

It's a steep trail in the beginning. The highest peak and one of the most beautiful in Alpi Marittime Natural Park.

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Slavka Pochodi 12 months ago

One of my favorite walks, Excellent views of Valley

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Gilberto Fattore 12 months ago

Unique wildlife and panoramic views

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Alexis Schweitzer 12 months ago

It is a thrill to discover nature between mountain peaks with unique wildlife and panoramic views

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Danny V. 2 years ago

Strong wind blows from time to time. So glad we made it.

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Jacob M. 2 years ago

Enjoyed the serene nature. The tranquility was amazing.

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Filip l. 2 years ago

It started with an easy walk in the forest from there a gradual elevation could be noticed. I would classify it as a moderate hike.

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Scott P. 2 years ago

Nice climb! Had so much fun trekking. Views from the valley were remarkable.

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Pegasus 2 years ago

I'd say this hike was really hard. The constant ascent was really challenging. I had to take many breaks. I wasn't used to climbing up for such long periods of time.

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