Barbara Lowrie Refuge

It is located at the head of the Comba dei Carbonieri, confluent valley of Val Pellice. La Comba, that is a narrow and deep valley, accompanies the tourist through the chestnut and beech woods, the colors of the sorbs and laburnums up to a plateau where, among pastures and rhododendrons, we find the Refuge. Born as a private hunting lodge, it was donated in 1931 to the CAI UGET VALPELLICE Section by the spouses Barbara and Walter Lowrie.

Accessible by car, it is an ideal destination for families, as well as a starting point for more or less demanding trips. Always an obligatory stop for daredevil cyclists, today it is also a famous place for bouldering.


Bobbio Pellice, GPS coordinates 44° 44′ 58.86” N / 7° 04′ 50.51” E, 1753 m.

How to reach us

After the village of Villar Pellice, cross (on the left) the bridge over the Pellice river following the indication for Rifugio Barbara continue along the road that runs through the entire Carbonieri Valley, until you reach the large car park near the refuge (9 km).

Opening period

From May 1st to October 31st

Offered services

  • naturalistic accompaniments
  • local farm-to-table products

Contacts and details


Phone: +39 0121 930077 – +39 333 3165464

24 beds distributed in rooms of 2, 6 and 12
Internet connection
Disabled accessibility
Accessibility by car
accessibility by car
Possibility of hosting animals