Alta Via 1 is a popular dolomites trek in the South Tyrol region starting at Lago di Braies. Camping is forbidden but luckily there are plenty great rifugios along the trekking route. It's recommended to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the AV1 during the summer (July-September), when the weather allows it.See Rifugios
The Tour du Mont Blanc is a magnificent trek that spreads over 3 different countries: France, Italy & Switzerland. The trek is a round trip and most hikers choose to take it traditionally - counterclockwise. Due to its popularity and proximity to different towns and villages, there are alot of rifugios and accommodation options along it.See Rifugios
An essential step when planning a trek is finding and booking rifugios (Italian for “mountain huts” or “mountain refuges”) in advance. Rifugios dot net is a user-friendly, advanced site designed by a group of hiking enthusiasts to make it extremely easy for you to do so. Our constantly expanding range of unique tools and services help you discover and reserve a place at rifugios along the most famous trekking routes around the world, such as Alta Via 1 and Tour du Mont Blanc. For each trek, we provide a general description of the route as well as an interactive map with the rifugios along its path, thereby placing all the information you need about each rifugio at your fingertips and in one place — from contact details, to pictures, features and more. We understand the importance of well-planned routes and of saving time and effort and are dedicated to making sure that your adventure is as seamless and unforgettable as it should be!
All the following keywords have basically the same meaning, when it comes to mountain huts:
Italian: Rifugio, Rifugi (plural), Rifugios (plural - less formal)
English: Refuge, Hut, Shelter
French: Auberge, Gîte