The Carbonetto refuge, completely renovated in 2014, stands at an altitude of 1,874 metres in the Arma valley on the road that connects Demonte to the Colle di Fauniera.
The refuge can be accessed by car on an asphalt road and it has a small car park.
It can also be reached from the Grana valley, across the Colle di Fauniera, and from the Maira valley, across the Colle delle Esischie.
It is located at the bottom of the Viribianc mountain chain and boasts a panoramic terrace overlooking the Arma valley and Savi and Salé mountains.
As to nature, the area offers a rich biodiversity, both for what concerns flowers (lilies, tulips, edelweiss, gentianella, etc.) and wild animals (groundhogs, deer, steinbocks, chamois, eagles, etc..).
Bar and restaurant, 12 beds located in 3 comfortable rooms, sun terrace, hot shower, gas heater, electricity with solar panels, car park.
HOW TO ARRIVE
By car, by motorcycle or by bike:
The refuge is located in Arma valley at Km 17 of the road that connects Demonte to the Colle di Fauniera.
Arma valley is a side valley of the huge Stura valley and it is part of Cottian Alps.
The Carbonetto refuge can be reached from the Grana valley, across the Colle di Fauniera (also called Colle dei Morti), and from the Maira valley, across the Colle delle Esischie.
It is always better to ask the owner about the opening of the road
from Castelmagno, across the colle di Viribianc (paths R5 e P11)
from Vinadio, across the colle di Serour (paths P06 e P12)
from Sambuco, across the colle di Valcavera (path P34)
from Demonte, across the colle di Pera Puntua (path Lou Viage)
from Rifugio della Gardetta, across the colle di Valcavera (ex military dirt road)
FACEBOOK and TWITTER: www.facebook.com/rifugio.carbonetto
ROOMS: 3 BEDS: 12
HALF-BOARD (price per person): € 40,00
CHILDREN: 0-2 years old - free
CLOSURE: 01/10 - 01/6 (from 1/3 to 1/6 opening during the weekends)