The Mountain Inn Pian del Re has a long tradition in alpine tourism. It is the starting point for one- and multi-day excursions around the Monviso mountain. The hotel is open in the summer months from June to September and is suitable for both individual tourists and groups.
In the midst of healthy mountain air you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Po Valley over Pian Melzé to Crissolo. The peaks tower proudly around the plateau. Well-developed and signposted hiking trails lead in all directions.
Especially on weekends in summer the refuge Pian del Re is a popular destination, both for those seeking tranquility at the springs, and also for active hikers and climbers.
Services and Special Features
The indicated price includes half board (bed&breakfast and typical dinner, beverages escluded)
The mountain hotel is only open as accommodation in the summer months from June 15th to September 15th. The rooms are simply furnished.
- 2 single rooms with wash basin
- 5 double rooms with wash basin
- 4 triple rooms
- 1 four-bed room
- 2 dormitories for 10 people
- Parking space for overnight guests
- Comunal washrooms with showers on the floor
- Cozy rustic restaurant with a fireplace
Restaurant Pian del Re
The kitchen offers typical Piedmont dishes and hearty mountain dishes, everything is freshly prepared. There is a hearty or light breakfast and lunch on request. The terrace is open in summer and there is a bar for drinks only. The main meal is dinner, which consists of several courses.
A Typical Dinner at Pian del Re:
Polenta with spicy Bagna Cauda, roasted beef from the Piedmontese mountain cows in wine sauce and Gorgonzola sauce. After a long day out in the fresh mountain air you will be pleased.
If you are planning to go out for a hike, you might want to order a lunch to carry out. There is no other food option in walking distance.
Arrival from Crissolo
From Crissolo you can reach the Pian del Re plateau on a narrow, unpaved road that ends here. In Crissolo, turn right at the piazza between 2 houses – signposted Pian Regina / Pian del Re. Even if prohibition signs are put up due to road works, the passage for hotel guests is usually free. It then goes a little tight through the Serre district of Crissolo and up to the Pian del Re. There are parking spaces in front of the hotel for overnight guests.
Starting Point For Excursions
Some examples of one-day tours and multi-day excursions from Pian del Re
- Pian del Re- alpine lakes (Lago Fiorenza, Lago Superiore, Lago Chiaretto)
- Pian del Re – Rifugio Giacoletti – Sentiro del Postino
- Pian del Re- Colle Gianna – Pian Regina
- Pian del Re- Lago Gande di Viso – Rifugio Quintino Sella – Crissolo
- Great hike around the Monviso (multi-day tour)
The Italian Alpine Association CAI
The Italian Alpine Club CAI was founded in 1863 on the initiative of the mountain guide Quintino Sella. The idea was initiated by the alpinists under Quintino Sella, who had climbed the Monviso on August 12, 1863. Historical photos are displayed in the Pian del Re Mountain Inn.
Hike With A Mountain Guide
If you are not familiar with the Alps, we recommend a mountain guide to accompany your group. The high Alps are dangerous terrain. Sudden fog and changes in the weather are the order of the day. Even in summer there is often snow above 2000 m.
In order to be able to guide hikers and climbers in the high mountains, the mountain guides must be certified according to Italian law and entered in the professional register. There are several levels of mountain guides, hiking guides, mountain climbers, ski mountaineers, cascade climbers. Depending on the license, these may then accompany groups on tours at certain heights and on ascents of defined difficulty levels. Most mountain guides speak English or French in addition to Italian. There are hardly any German-speaking mountain guides on the Monviso Mountain.
If you would like to book a mountain guide, please state the level of difficulty and the preferred language. We might be able to find German and other languages as well now.
Notice On Our Own Behalf
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