San Giacomo (1,250m), is the highest country hamlet of the Municipality of Entracque. A charming place in the heart of Alpi Marittime Park characterized by centuries-old beech tree woodlands, torrents, and turbulent waterfalls, with the glaciers of Mt. Gelas in the background. The particular charm of the locality is also given to its history linked to Colle di Finestre, for centuries one of the most important connections across the Alps, and to the presence of the royal hunting lodge of the Savoia family.
San Giacomo, at the confluence of Vallone di Moncolomb and Gesso della Barra, represents an important crossroads of trails, including the Great Traverse of the Alps (GTA), meeting the route of Via Alpina. The place is an ideal departure point for easy walks, tours, transfrontier trekking, and mountain climbing activities of various difficulty levels. The classic tours you can carry out in the area are Colle di Finestre, Vej de Bouc Lake, Pagarì Mountain Hut.
The café-restaurant Baita Monte Gelas is a simple and cosy structure with a wood fragrance. It is an ideal place for a fine breakfast before leaving for uphill trails or for a meal giving you the opportunity to taste the dishes of the valleys of Cuneo. When you come back from a hike, you will find tasty dishes based on cheese, cold cuts, and homemade desserts waiting for you.