Sleeping facilities & local cuisine


Nestled between the breathtaking, steep peaks of the Sesto Dolomites, wild and secluded, the small hut Rifugio Pian di Cengia offers the kind of silence and solitude that you often miss in everyday life. By day, a meeting point for hikers from all over the World – at night, a paradise of peace and quiet.


Half board: 77 €
(dinner, overnight, breakfast)

  • Private mountain hut, no discount for members of the Alpine Association (Alpenverein)
  • Payment: cash only due to lack of connection
  • overnight only possible WITH half board
Our dormitory


You can stay overnight in our dormitory that offers space for up to 15 hikers. Due to the limited number of sleeping places it is a MUST to make a reservation via phone. In the evenings we offer a half-board menu of choice (Tyrolean and Italian cuisine) and a rich buffet of fresh salad. In the morning you start your day right with our extensive breakfast buffet.

The use of a sleeping bag liner (Hüttenschlafsack) is mandatory (can be bought on site if necessary).

Due to water shortage we only have a washroom with warm water, no shower.

Being a private accommodation, CAI discounts will be not applied. We only accept cash payment since we are not connected to the electricity and telephone network.

Good to know

  • Reservation in advance required
  • Hut sleeping bag mandatory
  • Washroom with hot water
  • Very little water available, no shower
  • Telephone network about 50 m from the hut
  • No WIFI
  • Access to the bedroom via a vertical ladder
  • Menu selection until 6 p.m.
Our mountain hut by night


The Rifugio Pian di Cengia is located on the Italian-German language border. This represents not only a cultural but also a culinary enrichment. On our menu, you will find specialties from the Tyrolean cuisine, such as Canederli and Kaiserschmarrn but also the Italian dishes polenta and the beloved spaghetti. Hungry hikers can recharge their batteries with our culinary delights – warm dishes available all day.

For Greti and Nikki, it is essential to provide our guests with an excellent, high-quality cuisine.

All dishes are prepared in our own kitchen. We use products from our region as much as possible.

Dining areaDinner is being served
Greti, our cook


Due to the remote location of our hut, the delivery route is very long.
We use a helicopter, a small off-road tractor, a quad or even just a backpack in case of adverse weather conditions.

Solar hybrid island system, diesel generator

Wood and gas

Small spring with collecting basin – usually very little water available. Composting toilet without water for day guests.

Waste water:
Three chamber sewage treatment plant. The content of the last chamber is pumped out at regular intervals and transported by a helicopter to the sewage treatment plant.

Why we UNFORTUNATELY have to use plastic bottles:
Glass bottles take up much more space (no storage, empty bottles). They are much heavier (we would have to make many more trips/flights in order to bring them to our hut). We try to avoid plastic as much as possible in the valley and are happy when our guests do the same. It is much easier to do in the valley than on top of a mountain and together we can make a big difference!

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Delivery with helicopter
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