The starting point is Pian dei Menìs (2000m) on the road to the Falzarego Pass, near a former roadsman's house, now Bar Ristorante "da ra Nona". From this point, follow trail 440 up a steep slope through the woods.
Coming out of the forest, stunning panoramic views will open over the Cinque Torri ahead, Tofana di Rozes on the left, Averau and Nuvolau on the right. The trail becomes less steep and in a short time Rifugio Scoiattoli is reached. Continue to the right, following the unpaved road 439 and in about one hour one gains the summit of Mount Nuvolau (2575m), where breathtaking panoramas of the Dolomites can be admired all around.
Descend from Mount Nuvolau on trail 441 to Rifugio Averau, walk beneath the southern slopes of Mount Averau to reach Forcella Averau at 2464 m of height. 200 metres further on, leave trail 441 and continue on trail 419 leading to the charming little lake of Limides with a 15-minute walk. Continue on the same trail down to Rifugio Col Gallina or, alternatively, head back directly to Pian de Menìs on trail 422.