In a small clearing between the Vallesinella and Val Brenta, the Rifugio Casinei is the first contact the many walkers coming up from Madonna di Campiglio make with the Brenta Dolomites. From here you can set out for the main refuges of these mountains, but the Casinei may also be a stopping place on the spectacular circular route that winds up past the Vallesinella waterfalls with bridges over the water, springs and caves. The refuge was built in 1909 and is still - as it was then - run by the Serafini family. Open From mid-June to early October Before leaving for your hike, always contact the manager to verify the actual opening of the mountain hut Walks From here it’s an easy walk to the picturesque Vallesinella waterfalls (40 minutes, difficulty E). The Rifugio Casinei can also be a point of departure for the main refuges in the central Brenta: Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei (1 ½ hours, difficulty E), Rifugio Alimonta (2 ½ hours, difficulty E), Rifugio Tuckett (1 hour, difficulty E) and Rifugio Graffer al Grosté (2 hours, difficulty E).
FACILITIES / SERVICES to be reached on foot only, ski storeroom
MEALS traditional cuisine
BEDS & ROOMS multi-bed room/s, double room/s, bed / s, single room/s
SUITABILITY families, groups, young persons
LOCATION cannot be reached by car
Number of beds in dorm
38070 TRE VILLE MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO (RAGOLI) IT
From Madonna di Campiglio you can drive or take the shuttle bus (info www.pnab.it) to the Ristorante Vallesinella (5 km, car park). From the car park, cross the bridge over the Sarca di Vallesinella torrent then walk into the woods along the easy path no. 317 that will take you to the refuge in about 40 minutes (difficulty E).
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
· Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena