On foot

Rifugio Gardetta

Rifugio Gardetta

Path that goes up a non-binding dirt road between flowery meadows inhabited by marmots, popping up here and there.

It starts from the car park downstream of Colle del Preit, where there are the remains of some stone trenches used by the Savoy troops in the mid-1700s.

You immediately enter the splendid flowering meadows and meet very different species: from arnica to bellflower, from gentianella to edelweiss, from carnations to anemones. The fauna is also quite varied, but there are mainly nice marmots.

All around us there are splendid Dolomite mountains: in addition to Rocca la Meja there are the Bric Servagno, Mount Bodoira, Rocca Brancia, Mount Cassorso and many others.

When you reach a crossroads and pass a slight elevation, you pass meadows full of gentianella and reach the Gardetta Refuge, an ancient military shelter used in the Second World War, inaugurated in 1994.

For the return, follow the outward journey backwards.


  • Ascent: 300 m
  • Distance: 7.5 km
  • Region: Canosio
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • Difficulty: Easy, Family-friendly

Mountain sports are potentially dangerous activities and must be undertaken with the right equipment and preparation. We invite you to consult the weather and avalanche bulletin before embarking on an excursion and/or contact a guide for assistance. The Valle Maira Tourist Consortium declines any responsibility in relation to the advice and itineraries shown here, which must be evaluated personally according to the weather conditions and snow cover.