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The refuge, an actual ex-hunting house, is situated in a wonderful position in the green basin of Dondena, on the outskirts of the Park of Monte Avic. The refuge can be easily reached since it is only a 15 minute walk from the parking area.
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How to get here by car
Pont-Saint-Martin motorway exit. Having reached the stop sign straight after the Pont-Saint-Martin exit on the A5, turn left and follow the signs for Aosta. Go past the towns of Donnas and Bard until you reach a roundabout, at this point turn left towards the valley of Champorcher.
Go past the towns of Hône and Pontboset and carry on through the valley for approximately 13 kilometres until you reach the centre of Champorcher in the hamlet of Castello. Take the first road which branches off to the right and follow the signs for the Dondena refuge. Carry on for several kilometres until you reach the unsurfaced road. From the start of the unsurfaced road, carry on for a further 6 kilometres until you reach a “divieto” (No Entry) sign and a parking area. You can reach the refuge in about 15 minutes from the parking area.
Geographical co-ordinates: Est: 7.551542 Nord: 45.61213
How to get here by public transport
The nearest train station is at Pont-Saint-Martin.
An hourly local train connects with the town of Hône (14 trips a day), and from here a Scheduled Coach service (approximately 6 trips a day) will take you to the town centre of Champorcher.