Refuge Prarayer

11010 Bionaz , Loc. Prarayer - tel. 0165.730040 / cell. 329.7764885 / fax 0165.730922 -
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Situated in the upper Bionaz valley, it is an ideal starting point for climbs, excursions, fishing and trips on mountain bikes in the summer and for ski-touring trips in the winter and spring. The refuge also has comfortable dormitories and rooms, a bar and restaurant with typical Valle d’Aosta cuisine.
It is possible to request assistance from the Alpine guides at the refuge.


Free overnight stay for coach drivers and holiday representatives who are providing assistance to groups of at least 25 persons, organised by travel and tourist agencies.

How to get here by car

Aosta Est motorway exit. Follow the signs for theTraforo del Gran San Bernardo (Gran San Bernardo Tunnel)(green signs) which after a short distance take you to the mouth of the tunnel which links with strada statale (main road) 27. Straight after the tunnel exit go right at the junction following signs for Valpelline, Diga di Place Moulin (Place Moulin Dam).
Carry on along the regional road for a few Km until you reach the town of Valpelline.
Go past the petrol station on the right (the last service station in the valley) carry on uphill until you reach the junction for Bionaz on the right, level with the hairpin bend. Having gone over the junction carry on along regional road 28 which first of all goes through the town of Oyace and, after a short distance uphill, you will reach the upland plain of Lexert with a lake of the same name.
Carry on, just before you reach the centre, on the left, you will come across the junction for Place Moulin and the dam of the same name. Carry on along the road which goes uphill until you reach the large parking area close to the dam where you can leave the car, then travel for 1 hour on foot.

How to get here by public transport

The nearest train station is in Aosta. The bus station is in front of the train station.
Scheduled Coach service as far as Bionaz (approximately 4 trips a day, excluding Sundays).



Electric lighting

Opening periods

March / September and October weekends


Description Including Cost
Bed in a 2 to 4 bedded room € 30,00 – € 30,00
Bed in double room single use € 40,00 – € 40,00
sleeping on wooden planks in a room with more than 4 beds € 18,00 – € 18,00
Half-board (price per person) € 42,00 – € 52,00
Full board (price per person) € 46,00 – € 58,00
Linen provided in a double room Yes
Linen provided in a room with bunk beds No € 2,50 – € 4,00
Sheet bag No € 2,50 – € 2,50
Breakfast No € 10,00 – € 10,00
Lunch (Meals at fixed price – drinks excluded) € 20,00 – € 25,00
Dinner (Meals at fixed price – drinks excluded) € 20,00 – € 25,00

Prices shown are valid from 01/12/2013 to 30/11/2014

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    Villes-Dessus, 73
    11010 Introd (Ao)
    Tel. +39 389 4235804
    Fax. +39 0165 363067


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