You can still enjoy the mountains, even if walking is not your thing

5 easy to reach mountain huts you should visit this summer

A sunny wooden bench, fresh mountain breeze, a table laid with rich-flavoured speck and alpine cheese: it’s a picture-perfect scene for a mountaineer who has just hiked his way up to the top. Conquering the heights by walking along scenic mountain paths, woodland and sparkling streams brings a lot of satisfaction, plus the perks of being outdoors and exercising.

Although, for some of us it can be a difficult undertaking. You might feel the mountain is beyond your reach, but you still wish you could enjoy the jovial atmosphere and the comfort food of a mountain hut and, of course, the magnificent views that can only be marvelled at from up there.

For this reason, we have picked 5 mountain huts easy to reach by car, ideal for families with young children and for those who can’t easily access the trails.

#1

Rifugio F.lli Tambosi

If you are a nature lover and enjoy Trentino’s traditional dishes, this mountain hut - immersed in the Viote plateau on Mount Bondone - is an ideal destination within a 40-minute drive from Trento. While you are up there, it’s worth visiting the Alpine Botanic Gardens, home to more than 2,000 species of plants.

#2

Rifugio Valentini

Preferred destination amongst skiers for the spectacular Sella Ronda slopes, in the summer this mountain hut - at the furthest point of Valle di Fassa - is a popular meeting point for climbers and mountaineers. Drive to Passo Sella, where you leave your car, and continue for the refuge by way of an easy ten-minute walk.

#3

Rifugio Predaia Ai Todes’ci

In a panoramic location on Altopiano della Predaia in Val di Non, within short distance from Lake Santa Giustina, Rifugio Predaia is an ideal destination for driving day-trippers and families with young children, who will enjoy the generous grassy grounds. Also an ideal base for easy walks suitable for everyone.

#4

Rifugio Adamello Collini Al Bedole

Surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta in Val di Genova, this mountain hut is a popular summer destination for mountain lovers. You can reach it by car, by way of a small toll charge, or by shuttle bus. The last stretch involves a short 10-minute walk, perfect to soak up the beautiful views.

#5

Rifugio Fos-ce

Wildflowers enthusiasts will not turn down the opportunity of spending a day at Rifugio Fos-ce on Mount Baldo, easy to get to by car from Rovereto from May to November. An ideal base for excursions to the Bes-Corna Piana natural reserve, it’s easy to see why this mountain range was named The Garden of Europe.

Published on 16/10/2019