Refuge d´Asinau

zuzana

Posted: Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 15:09

According to information in other posts, Asinau seems not be rebuilt after burn, isn´t it? What does it mean? Can I camp there in my own tent? Is there any guardien there? In fact, I don´t need any extra servicess...

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zuzana



SQFP

Posted: Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 17:51

There may or may not be some staff there, there may or may not be a huge tent and a temporary shelter (for groceries) next to the burnt ruins. You are of course welcome to pitch your tent near the PNRC refuges (or what's left of it).

However there is a small private hut just below the refuge that visitors may use if needed, as long as the owner/shepherd is not there ;)

If you absolutely need a comfortable roof above your head, better stay at a gîte/refuge in Bavella, not that far away.

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Geologist in Corsica



Michele
moderator

Posted: Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 20:01

... or the Bergerie de Asinau which I expect will be packed.



Gaffr

Posted: Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 4:38

Hello,
Don't forget Croci....if coming in from the South a bit beyond Asinau so that would give you a longer day.
Coming from the North if using Croci a shorter day on the trail.

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Gaffr



katie

Posted: Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 15:44

We recently passed asinau, they have rebuilt a wooden hut but it's all a bit of a shambles. They certainly had camping and some limited supplies but we elected to push on to croci. I'm not sure if they had any refuge beds, but did have tents for hire



katie

Posted: Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 15:45

We recently passed asinau, they have rebuilt a wooden hut but it's all a bit of a shambles. They certainly had camping and some limited supplies but we elected to push on to croci. I'm not sure if they had any refuge beds, but did have tents for hire



Gaffr

Posted: Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 5:07

Hello K,
During my brief stay ….one night camping at Croci….I got the impression that most of their business from hikers came from folks on the 'arranged tours' that often during their itinerary stay away from the crowded 'normal' GR20 refuges for overnights. I guess booked well in advanced.
Anyway I enjoyed my time there and appreciated the very hot shower. I spent a bit of the evening working out my connection to regain the GR20 via the old, perhaps now not used, bergeries at Cavallara then onto the path junction.

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Gaffr



sonja

Posted: Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 12:11

Yes, there is a refuge and guardian at Asinau. There are camping spaces and hire tents. I'm not sure about refuge beds, but they had showers (cold) and a cooking area



GRRR 20

Posted: Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 19:35

I should have posted something here a couple of weeks ago ---

The Refuge d'Asinau has been rebuilt as a big wooden chalet containing several rooms. One of the rooms is a bunkroom full of mattresses. Other rooms are for the guardien, dining room, storeroom, kitchen, etc. There is a little shop selling basic foodstuffs. All other facilities are outside, including water, toilets, showers, hire tents, etc.

For some reason, the PNRC reservation site doesn't allow you to book a bed in the refuge, but beds are definitely available. Maybe the booking site will take bookings for Asinau next year.