Cesana Torinese (To)
Altitudine: 1680 m
Autostrada Torino-Bardonecchia, uscita Oulx, seguire la statale che porta a Cesana Torinese, proseguire per Bousson, prendere la deviazione sulla destra per Thures.
From 27 december to 15 april and from 15 june to 15 september
Telefono: (+39) 0122845156
Indirizzo email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sito web: www.rifugiothures.it
Camere da 4, 5 e 8 posti letto.
“Since the ’90s, my parents have renovated the old grange and have turned it into a hut for hikers located in the GTA path. Thures is an important starting point for summer and winter excursions to the peaks of Thures Valley and the neighbor Argentera, of Cervieres and Queyras valleys. Located in the heart of the republic of Escartons, the town was the center of a community that eventually reached 800 inhabitants. The traces of this demographic trend can be found in the architecture of large barn houses, made of stone and timber, in the ancient fountains (the octagonal one in Thures dates back to 1623), in the ovens, in the meadows traced by the old fields.
THE VALLEY OFFER A STILL PRISTINE NATURE AND IT IS VERY NICE TO CROSS WALKING, BIKING, HORSE-RIDING, SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING.
In our refuge we offer a sweet and contemplative kind of eco-tourism, with winter and summer hiking activities. we ha have established a positive collaboration with environmental and alpine guides and other associations of alpine huts (Agrap: Lee Piedmont and Catapults: Lee Briançonnese). For our traditional cuisine we use local products (tome of pasture, flour made in Venaus, meat from Piedmont, seasonal fruit and vegetables …). Since summer of 2014 I run the shelter and with Natalia I work in agri-ecology and beekeeping: in Thures you can visit our fields of artemisia Genepy and a small experimental field of cannabis sativa for the project “I Sentieri della canapa” (“Cannabis Trails”) held by the association CanapaValleSusa. in the refuge we host thematic evenings such as presentations of mountain-related books and texts and we have a fair collection of historical and artistic alpine material (books, magazines, cartographic maps) about our territory. Climbers, cyclists, walkers, and quiet families with their children are always welcome at the refuge, where we seek to enhance exchanges and knowledge with visitors by offering a simple hospitality and home cooking, reminding everyone how this delicate territory is both fascinating and in need of respect. ”