Genova Refuge
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Crossings to other refuges:

(photo R. Pockaj)


Alta Via dei Re (The Kings' High Route)

The Alta Via dei Re is a challenging seven-stage route that allows you to see the whole of the Maritime Alps Park. The stages are often on excellent, well signposted paths, but it is not without some more challenging stretches, such as the Colle di Brocan and the Passaggio dei Ghiacciai.
An interesting variant of the Alta Via dei Re, which is more spectacular and stays higher for longer, abandons the official route shortly after the Colle di Valmiana (halfway through the second stage) and then rejoins the main route at Colletto del Valasco (third stage), after staying at the Rifugio Questa. The suggested variant in this section follows the route of the Alta Via Alpi Mare (see below description).

[Full description of the Alta Via dei Re (The Kings' High Route)]

Alta Via Alpi Mare (Alps to Sea High Route)

The Alta Via Alpi Mare is a long trek in 16 stages that starts in Sant' Anna di Valdieri and reaches Menton after crossing the Alps and four Nature parks.
The first three stages of the trek form a beautiful crossing from Sant' Anna di Valdieri to Terme di Valdieri, with overnight stays at the Livio Bianco Refuge and at the Questa Refuge.
You can return to Sant'Anna from Terme by public transport or with the on-demand-shuttle service.

[Full description of the Alta Via Alpi Mare (Alps to Sea High Route)]

(photo R. Pockaj)


Main accessible peaks

Climbs on classic routes

There are a number, however recent trends in climbing mean they are repeated less often. We will highlight a few, refering you to the bibliography for a full list and descriptions.

Modern climbing

You will walk beneath some of the crag routes on the path to Genova Refuge. They are single or two belay climbs ranging from 5+ to 6b.

Genova training walls

A few minutes up from the refuge, a slab equipped by Cesare Ravaschietto, an excellent safe training area and a good place for kids to try their hand.


There are some excellent boulders in the grass around the refuge suitable for this growing sport.

(photo R. Pockaj)

Ski mountaineering

(photo R. Pockaj)

Bibliography and maps



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