It is a mountain shelter located in the Aigüestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake.
I have never been in a refuge
If you have never been to a mountain hut, you should know:
About all mountain refuges
They provide accommodation to people practising outdoor mountain activities.
Refuge hours and internal rules are thought to favour people carrying out such activities.
They do not provide as many services as the ones you could get in a hostel.
Although it is recommended, you do not need to be a member of any alpine association.
People staying in refuges usually book half board (supper, bed and breakfast) or full board (which is half board and a picnic bag).
Rates are a little higher than those down in the valley.
There are mattresses and blankets in the dormitories but you need to bring a sleeping bag or a sheet bag.
The waste that you have carry up, you have to take down to the collection point of the valley. The refuge usually gets rid of the waste it generates.
The services offered can notably vary from one refuge to another. It depends on their location, access, structure of the building or on the management criteria.
About Refugi d'Amitges
From mid October to mid June there may be snow on the way to the refuge.
The capacity of the dormitories is for 44 and 22 people in rows of bunk beds. There are no small bedrooms. Beds are assigned by the responsible of the refuge. It is sometimes not possible for a group to sleep in the same dormitory.
Supper is at 7:00 p.m. It consists of a first course: soup or cream, second course: salad, pasta or beans, third course: meat and a dessert to finish with. There is only one menu and courses cannot be chosen.
Breakfast is a buffet with hot drinks , bread, biscottes, biscuits, muffins, butter, jam, cheese, etc. It is served from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
The picnic bag contains a small snack, a tabule (couscous salad), a piece of fruit, an energy bar, a bag of nuts and some candy.
For environmental reasons, WE DO NOT GIVE PAPER NAPKINS for any meal. Bring your washable napkin. If you need, we sell some reusable cotton napkins at a cost price (€ 0.20).
The lights are switched off at 10:00 p.m.
Pets are not allowed inside the refuge. It neither has a suitable space to keep them.