Is reservations necessary for renting tents?


Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 18:19


I just chose to take a break from the GR20 as my tent was destroyed in a storm at night (happened to several others) and I wasn't feeling too well. After resting a couple of days I'm ready to return to vizzavona to complete the northern part.

Question: I want to rent tents in refuges, but I don't want to reserve in advance. Is this safe or will I risk that they are all taken? I'm slightly concerned as some of the refuges on the southern part already seemed really crowded...



Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 18:27

I have been to refuges where it looked really busy. Two big groups, lots of couples and individuals. I had my own tent, but decided to hire one to save the bother of pitching it. I got one no problem. More and more people arrived and it got more and more crowded. In the end, they just got more tents out of storage and the late comers just had to find places to pitch them. They never seemed to run short.


Posted: Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 21:47

Thanks for the response, very helpful and reassuring !