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Capanna Quarnei

The hut Quarnei dates back to 1999. It is characterised by the beauty of the construction, whose shape remembers crests and surrounding peaks. It is a new construction in stone and wood with the roof in stone tiles: typical material of our rural tradition. The stones have been recovered from the demolished stall of the “Alpe di Pozz” (little less than 200 meters under the hut).

The hut is positioned in a valley rich in history and culture, at the foot of the Adula (the tallest mountain of Ticino). The panorama on the Malvaglia Valley is great and is one of the easiest to reach departing from Cusiè (1666 ms), by car from Malvaglia are about 40 minutes. The Malvaglia Valley is inserted in the inventory of the landscapes and the natural monuments of national importance. 


It is reacheable on foot starting from the Dagro cableway station (4h) or from the parking area in Cusié (1h30) and it is the starting point for different hikes to alpine lakes or to various peaks, including several three-thousanders.

From the Capanna Quarnei you can climb the Adula peak (3402 mt.) taking for example the «Via Valle Malvaglia» (4h, T6) or else the «Via dell'Amicizia” (5h, rock climbing). You can also reach other Huts (Capanna Adula UTOE and CAS, Motterascio, Bovarina, Scaletta, Terry) and start trekks through the Valle di Blenio and the Greina.
The architecture of the Capanna Quarnei is of particular interest. It has 58 beds available in dorms and offers half pension at a moderate price from June through October, with special offers for groups and families. At lunch you can savour delicious meals: homemade typical regional dishes (such as gnocchi, polenta, lasagna, alp cheese or cakes) prepared with local organic products.


Opening period, prices and other information: click here.


  • LOCATION Panoramic view
  • SERVICES Open in Winter , Linens provided , BIKE STOP+ , Guarded hut , Meals on request , Booking required , Restaurant , Breakfast service
  • FACILITIES Shower , Use of the kitchen area , Mobile network , Heating
  • VENUES Suitable for families , Accommodation for groups