Italian rifugio list
I know Italy has many refugios / shelters / mountain huts. The website for the Italian Mountain Club says 774 refuges and bivouacs, but I’m struggling to find a comprehensive list or map to plan a route. I’ve found dozens of individual pages, but not one full list or map.
Does anyone here know of one?Posted 8 months ago
I would imagine most will be owned by the Club Alpino Italiano, that’s usually the case in other countries (might just be the high mountain huts). They’ll probably be a section with maps and lists on their website, whether that’s all of them or just the one’s owned by the CAI, you’ll have to try and work out. If it’s like other countries, some might be private hotels. My bet is even if they are privately owned they will probably still be on the CAI website.Posted 8 months ago
@the00 – which area are you planning to go to?
The CAI have regional sections that maintain huts, via ferrata routes etc. You might need to start with the local hut and work your way along the route to the others in that sector?Posted 8 months ago
Yeah, they have a page by region, then by area, then individual hut name… Not much use if I don’t know where to start. Even then a time consuming way of doing it. I’ve emailed them for a list on the off-chance.Posted 8 months ago
Not much use if I don’t know where to start.
Italy’s a big place – you must have at least half an idea !! That’s like saying shall I start my bike ride in Cornwall or SutherlandPosted 8 months ago
Probably Apennines for first trip, Tuscany, Liguria etc.Posted 8 months ago
It’s taken a bit of time… but I at least managed to map a few in a limited area.Posted 8 months ago
I might add some more over time.
I don’t know if you’re looking generally, but I’ve had some excellent experiences with Italian Rifugi. At the time I was walking rather than riding, but the standouts were Umbria, Abruzzo and a Via Ferrata trip in the Sud Tyrol/ Dolomiti.
Another resource is this: good for long distance walking routes. Not sure how rideable they are.
I can thoroughly recommend Rifugio Des Guides in Cervinia. Stayed there for a night last month. An unbelievable experiencePosted 8 months ago
AVML alta via Monti liguri sounds interesting, but looks like I’ll need to pay £5 for all the map info. Not so much open source info in Italy it would seem, but some fun research.Posted 8 months ago
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