Duilio and Luca Boninsegna (father and son, both mountain guides) run the refuge with essential help from Piera, the refuge’s cook and the only female member of the Boninsegna family.
From 20 June to late September
On weekends in autumn
Before leaving for your hike, always contact the manager to verify the actual opening of the mountain hut
From the refuge it’s a 2 hour 20 minute walk to Rifugio Rosetta Giovanni Pedrotti via Passo Pradidali (experienced walkers); it takes around 3 ½ hours to walk to the Rifugio Velo della Madonna on the demanding Porton and del Velo via ferratas; you can also get to the Rifugio Treviso in Val Canali via Passo delle Lede and the Minazio bivouac hut in 4 hours (experienced walkers). The Rifugio Pradidali can also be the start (or a stopover) of the spectacular Pala Ronda Trek, a circular route around the Pala di San Martino (passing the Rifugio Rosetta), which can be done in either one or two days.
Trentino Guest Card
- Trentino Mountain' Refuges
- Alpine huts open in Autumn
Sports / Leisure time
- hikes/guided hiking tours
- mountain/hiking guide
- adventure tours
- mountain location
- on the hiking path
- altitude (mt. a.s.l.): 2266
- quiet location
Beds & rooms
- double room/s: 1
- multi-bed room/s: 4
- young persons
Meetings / Conferences
- phone system
ConditionsFree cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival.
From 29 days to the day of arrival is required 50% of the total amount of stay as cancellation fee.
Stays from 1St November 2015 will be charged a tourist tax.
The tourist tax is an amount that must be paid at the accommodation for stays from 1 to 10 nights in addition to the price of the holiday booked
Contact & Directions
38054 Primiero San Martino di Castrozza IT
From Val Canali in the Primiero district, follow SAT footpath 709 from the Ristorante La Ritonda (3 hours, difficulty E).
From San Martino di Castrozza you can gain height with the Col Verde-Rosetta cable cars; from the top station walk down to the Rifugio G. Pedrotti alla Rosetta, then continue for a stretch on footpath no. 707 then no. 709 and when you get to Passo di Pradidali Basso walk down a wide valley to the refuge (2 ½ hours, difficulty E).
From San Martino di Castrozza it’s a roughly 3-hour walk on the famous Barone Von Lesser path, the final part of which is a 200m stretch of protected path followed by the descent to the refuge from Passo di Ball (difficulty EE).