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We could not stay at the Refugio as it was closed but we did hike up to it (or not far from it as... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
new york
Very enjoyable three and a half hour trek

First off this is a review of the trek from Valnontay up to this Rifugio and not of the rifugio... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We could not stay at the Refugio as it was closed but we did hike up to it (or not far from it as the path was still covered with snow). We left our car in Valnontey and hiked up and up! Steady 6 km...More

1  Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 26 September 2017

First off this is a review of the trek from Valnontay up to this Rifugio and not of the rifugio itself. This type of trekker's refuge is common in the Alpine region, the uncommon part is that it serves good food and drinks. Also it...More

2  Thank Conram
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views from a stunning location. Arrived at 3pm having hiked from Valsavarenche. Vibrant atmosphere with very international feel (we had good conversations with Aussies, Italians, and American-Croatians). Rooms are as you'd expect from a rifugio - single bunk beds in small rooms, adequate for...More

Thank dominiccollingwood
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Located in a high valley just under 2,600 metres this location is hard to beat. The Refugio itself is very comfortable and we stayed in a four bed room with comfortable beds but it was by crowded with four people and our bags. The included...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

900 m up from Valnontey. Relatively easy ~3 hours walking, no "climbing". Clean and simple but functional accommodation. You can purchase paper bed sheets for €5, but don't forget to bring your own towel for shower. Clean toilets and shower, warm water at a minor...More

Thank 669matsu
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The area is one of the prettiest places I have ever been and I travel all over the world. I thought the hike up was tough but well worth the effort. About 3.5 hours from Cogne. Uphill a little over a kilometer. You can leave...More

Thank Sixonthego_50
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was a pleasantly challenging walk up to this refuge, and in all honesty, one does not expect the world of food in such a place, but all the dishes we ordered, from salads to mains, to deserts were very good. Best of all was...More

1  Thank JJOnline
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This beautiful hike was the highlight of our trip to the Alpes. Amazing view, great trail and very family friendly! The best beer ever when we arrived at the top. We brought our kids and our youngest is 5. She did a great job of...More

2  Thank Monika T
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been in many mountain cabins, but this one pleasantly surprised me! I think this is the first one ever in which I had 3 options for every one of the 3 courses of dinner. And they even were pretty good courses. Wow! Breakfast...More

1  Thank Bertus H
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Very large and easily accessible CAI mountain hut. Colonies of Stambecco in the direct vicinity, great for kids (and adults). Decent cuisine.

2  Thank DnA38
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