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Access:

  • By car: you can reach our Rifugio on foot from the Lake of Rovina. You can choose between two ways: one way, shorter but steep, and the other one, which is the old road for the dam, that is longer but easier. You will walk between one hour and a half and two hours. We suggest you to call or to e-mail us, as long as we can give you more precise information about the track's conditions. There is also a taxi service that can carry you till the dam (from there you will have to walk at least 30 minutes around the lake, and the track is very easy to cross), but you have to call and book it (Dario Audisio Taxi: 3356531024) Luggage and people with disabilities can be carried to the Rifugio by car, for more information about this service, just call or e-mail us.

    If you are coming on the motorway from the south follow the A6 to the Mondový exit and from there follow signs for Cuneo then Borgo S. Dalmazzo.

    If you are coming from Nice or Ventimiglia The Roya Valley is best. Follow signs for colle di Tenda and the SS 20 to Borgo S. Dalmazzo.

  • By public transport: By train to Cuneo or Borgo S. Dalmazzo (timetable: Trenitalia), then by bus to Entracque (timetable: Autolinee Nuova Benese, tel. +39 0171 692929) from here by taxi or GESAM shuttle bus (tel. +39 0171 978616, fax +39 0171 978977) which does the trip twice a day.

  • Flying: Turin international airport is 100 km away, Nice international airport is 130 km, Cuneo airport is 30km away (tel. 0172 374374) but offers a limited number of flights.
Access route

The walk from the Lago della Rovina to the refuge takes an hour and a half. There is a shuttle bus to the top of the dam wall from where in half an hour's walk over flattish terrain you reach the refuge. Bags and people with difficulties can be transported to destination by 4x4, ask the manager how to arrange this.

The refuge is open every day from the 15th of June to the 15th of September, and by request at other times.

How to contact us

Information and booking:

  • Dario Giorsetti, manager:
    Borgata Ugotto n. 16
    12020 Roccabruna (CN)
    Mobile +39 340 4614189
    From the 15th June 'phone direct to the refuge tel. +39 0171 978138
    e-mail