How To Reach The Refuge

From Cainallo (Esino Lario)

From the little town of Esino Lario continue on the main road until Cainallo, then proceed along a dirt road until the parking of the “Vo Moncodeno” (m.1440). Leave the car in the parking and follow the path called as Bogani- Brioschi n.25; it starts uphill in the beech wooden (during this way you can see an icon of the Virgin Mary). The trail is wide but however it is better to pay constant attention to the ups and down on the rock and wooden steps. When you will come to a crossroad, you must go straight on leaving on the right the path number 24 Bietti- Piancaformia ridge, you descent to 70 meters, while you can admire two beautiful rock towers “ the Friar and the Nun” located just below. The path takes a steep ascent, passing in sequence a wooden bridge and a gate until you’ll arrive to the pasture of Moncodeno. Starting from this point, the environment changes completely: you will find only pasture and larch on your way, from this point the hut Monza is not far, you miss only 100 meters in altitude.

Duration 1:30h.
Altitude gap 500 meters.

This is the more simple path to reach the refuge.

From Prato San Pietro (Cortenova)

From Cortenova carry on until you reach the fraction of Prato San Pietro, go up the river, leave the car in the parking lot located near a large oak tree. From there follow the path marked as “ Valle dei Mulini- Bogani 39” which climbs up the beech woods with a high slope until you’ll cross the path 25 just below the pasture “Moncodeno”; proceed along this path for another 100 meters till the refuge.

Duration: 3 hours.
Altitude gap: about 1300 meters.

Path suitable only for expert and trained people, not recommended in winter.

From Primaluna

Once in Primaluna town turn at the “Carrefour” supermarket, go down towards the stream Pioverna, where you can find the parking. Cross the wooden bridge, walk towards the pine wood and follow the path marked “ RIFUGIO RIVA-PASSO DELLA STANGA-PASSO ZAPEL nr.36”. Until the “Rifugio Riva”, the trail is wide and winding, than becomes steeper go on until you‘ll get to the iron staircase of the “ PASSO DELLA STANGA”. Once you have passed it you are in “ VAL CUGNOLETTA” where, to get the PASSO ZAPEL is necessary to go beyond the chains placed on the rock slops. The path joins with the trail: “VIA DEI NEVAI” number 17, follow always the path number 36 and go down to the refuge Bogani.

Duration: 4 hours.
Altitude gap:1450 meters

Path suitable only for expert and trained people, not recommended in winter.

Chiudi X

There are no springs or wells in the northern Grigna, due to its calcareous shape. The only available water in the refuge has a meteoric origin and it is not drinking. In the shelter you can buy battle of water and other drinks, but you cannot have a shower due to the lack of water. The available water in the bathroom is not drinking.

The paths that leads to the refuge and in general all the paths of the northern Grigna, are not suitable for mountain biking. Although not expressly forbidden by any regulation, the use of mountain bikes is not recommended unless you have a deep knowledge of the paths.

Due to the location and to the difficulties to reach it, the refuge it is not recommended for disable people; in fact it is not suitable to accommodate them, mainly due to a structure with a lot of architectural barriers.

In the refuge you cannot pay with credit cards or debit cards, the only methods of payments accepted are:
- Bank transfer in advance
- Cash

The area of refuge is covered by the most important mobile operators, although inside the refuge the cover is not always optimal in every location; but outside you can surf in internet using 2G and 3G network.