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Rifugio Carducci – Dolomites, Italy

by Kim Gintrand
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Best seasons

July, August, September

prior and after you might have some snow in the trails. The refuges are also not open all year and they typically are running from mid-June until late September.


Opening

June 20th until beginning of October


 
Altitude

2297m


Capacity

51 beds

3 dormitories of 51 beds total.


There are different ways to get to Rifugio Carducci. Either from Moos (which we did) or from Auronzo. It can also be one of your stop on the Via Alta of Dolomiti Senza Confini.

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mountains trail route itinerary hike rifugio carducci from Moos dolomites italy
mountains trail route itinerary hike rifugio carducci from Moos dolomites italy

This Via Alta is born from the project Dolomiti Senza Confini (“Dolomites Without Borders”) which is connecting 12 via ferrata and 17 refuges through 2 countries in 9 stages. The main goal is to  create a place of meetings and friendships, and not a barrier as it used to be during the War.   

This Via Alta is 108km long. You can find the map right below and the link to all the details of each stage of Dolomiti Senza Confini

The Rifugio Carducci is the starting point of the 2nd stage of the Via Alta. It is a great place to spend the night, the food is homemade and incredible. Their specialty is the “famosi tris di canederli”.

There is also the possibility to take a shower, you’ll just have to pay a small fee. 

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trail hike rifugio carducci from Moos dolomites italy
trail route itinerary hike rifugio carducci from Moos dolomites italy
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view clouds rifugio carducci dolomites italy hike via alta ferrata

For our visit, we only did a hike from Moos with a night at the Rifugio Carducci. We parked at the parking Croda Rossa and just came back the day after. 

Check out the other activities to do in this area of the Dolomites, such as this gravel route 🙂

Near the itinerary
Best Addresses

(*tested)

RESTAURANTS

Dobbiaco

Pizzeria Hans*

italian cuisine

Dobbiaco

Schlosskeller*

italian & austrian cuisine

San Candido

Bar Minigolf*

italian & austrian cuisine

Sesto

Restaurant Il Leone*

italian & cuisine, small local restaurant

Dobbiaco

Ristorante Lago di Landro*

italian & austrian cuisine

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Da Po'*

ice cream

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Rifugio Son Forca*

Guarded refuge, accessible by chairlift or hiking. Access to the Ivano Dibona via ferrata

ACTIVITIES

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Via ferrata Ivano Dibona*

Via ferrata starting less than 10km away from Cortina d'Ampezzo

Dobbiaco

Cascades de Fanes*

Hiking, via ferrata, waterfalls, river... a tranquil and stunning natural area.

Lago di Landro

Rautkofel hike*

Hike

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Bivacco Buffa di Perrero*

Unusual bivouac built into the side of a mountain, accessed via the Ivano Dibona via ferrata.

Auronzo

Bivacco de Toni*

Bivouac in a red hut.

Dobbiaco

Lago di Landro*

Swimming possible. Views of the Tre Cime

Dobbiaco

Lago di Dobbiaco*

Swimming possible 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Auronzo

Rifugio Carducci*

Guarded refuge, accessible from Auronzo or Sesto. Must book in advance.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Rifugio Son Forca*

Guarded refuge, accessible by chairlift or hiking. Access to the Ivano Dibona via ferrata. Must book in advance

Auronzo

Bivacco de Toni*

Bivouac in a red hut. not guarded 

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Bivacco Buffa di Perrero*

Unusual bivouac built into the side of a mountain, accessed via the Ivano Dibona via ferrata

Culinary Specialties / Local Products

  • Apfelstrudel - apple cake
  • Goulash - soup
  • Spätzle with ham and cream - green spinach pastas
  • Casunziei - raviolis
  • Semmelknödel - bread dumplings
  • Schnitzel -Viennese schnitze
  • Polenta - cornmeal
  • Spritz - alcoholic beverage
  • Radler 

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2 comments

Claire Bechert 7 February 2024 - 23h37

Hi Kim, do you know if it is possible to reach Rifugio Carducci by starting on the Croda Fiscalina circuit trail/path 102? According to the Via Alta map you posted above, the trails do appear to connect? How long did it take you to hike from Moos to Carducci? Thank you in advance!

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Kim Gintrand 11 February 2024 - 11h05

Hi Claire!
It took us about 3hours from the parking lot from Moos.
I believe it does. I think you’ll be able to find all the info of each trails on here: https://www.dolomitisenzaconfini.eu/it/tappe-e-vie-ferrate/
This hike was really cool, I don’t know if you want to also do the via ferrata circuit, but it’s an amazing place!

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