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From Cortina town center to Rifugio Palmieri- 3 hours
From Cortina, go to Campo and follow trail 432 to Malga Federa and then to Rifugio Palmieri. Night at Rifugio Palmieri.
Easy first day through amazing landscapes (Croda da Lago, Becco di Mezzodì, Lastoi de Formin, lake Federa). The area at the foot of the Lastoi de Formin is where the first evidence of the presence of dinosaurs in the Dolomites was discovered
From Rifugio Palmieri to Rifugio Averau- 4.5 hours
From Rifugio Palmieri take trail 434 to Forcella Ambrizzola, then trail 436 to Forcella Giau until Passo Giau. From there trail 443 and then 438 to Nuvolau doing a short Ferrata (Ra Gusela) and then down to Rifugio Averau. Night at Rifugio Averau.
-Possible from Passo Giau to go direcly to Rifugio Averau
Stunning view points on 5 Torri, Averau and Giau Pass and the whole valley of Cortina from Nuvolau
From Rifugio Averau to Rifugio Lagazuoi- 5 hours
From Averau down to Rifugio Scoiattoli facing the 5 Torri and further down to Bai de Dones, then take the bus up to Passo Falzarego and Ferrata Kaiserjaeger up to Rifugio Lagazuoi. Night at Rifugio Lagazuoi.
-Possible from Averau instead of going to 5 Torri and Bai de Dones and then taking a bus to go around Mount Averau until Col Gallina and walk up to the Falzarego Pass (minus 2 hours)
Rifugio Lagazuoi has an amazing terrace with a panoramic view on the Dolomites; excellent point for sunset and sunrise
From Rifugio Lagazuoi to Rifugio Dibona- 3.5 hours
World War One Via Ferrata Galleria del Lagazuoi to go down, then trail 402 to Rifugio Dibona. Night at Rifugio Dibona.
-Alternative to make it longer is to do the Ferrata Lipella and arrive to the Rifugio Giussani instead of going directly to the Rifugio Dibona (+2.5 hours), option to arrive at the peak of the Tofana di Rozes (+2 hours)
Very interesting route through trails and trenches of World War 1. There are many points with descriptions regarding the World War and many panoramic points
From Rifugio Dibona to Malga Ra Stua - 7 hours
From Rifugio Dibona do the easy Ferrata Astaldi to Rifugio Pomedes, then Trail Olivieri up to Ra Valles, trail 407 and down through the Valon the Ra Ola until Pian de Loa to Malga Ra Stua. Night at Malga Ra Stua.
-From Dibona option to go directly to Pomedes instead of doing the Via Ferrata
Very panoramic day, amazing view in Ra Valles and Malga Ra Stua is in a very nice location
From Malga Ra Stua to Rifugio Son Forca - 9 hours
From Malga Ra Stua take the shuttle bus to Ospitale and do the Ferrata Ivano Dibona until Rifugio Lorenzi. Go down Forcella Staunies to Rifugio Son Forca. Night at Rifugio Son Forca.
-Possible to take the Ferrata Dibona from the second half to shorten it (minus 1.5 hours)
-Possible not to do the Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona and from Malga Ra Stua walk down to the Tornichè (car park S. Uberto), then take trail 201 until it cross trail 203. Take trail 203 to Rifugio Son Forca (4-5 hours).
Very interesting Ferrata, with a suspended bridge, and stunning view on Cortina and Mount Faloria
From Rifugio Son Forca to Rifugio Vandelli - 3 hours
From Rifugio Son Forca go down along trail 203 to Tre Croci Pass, then take the trail 215 to the Rifugio Vandelli. Night at Rifugio Vandelli.
Next to the Rifugio Vandelli there is the famous Lake Sorapis, famous for its stunning light blue colour
From Rifugio Vandelli to Rifugio San Marco- 8 hours
From Rifugio Vandelli do the Ferrata Vandelli to the Bivacco Comici, then take the trail Minazio (247) until Bivacco Slataper and trail 246 until Rifugio San Marco. Night at Rifugio San Marco.
Route with an amazing view on the Marmarole and Cadini di Misurina
The Bivacco Comici is above the Somadida Forest, a forest with trees of great quality used by the Republic of Venice to build the yardarms of their most prestigious ships
From Rifugio San Marco to Rifugio Tondi - 8 hours
From Rifugio San Marco go back along trail 256 until Bivacco Slataper, and do the Ferrata Berti at Cengia del Banco and follow trail 246 until the crossing with trail 215 towards Faloria, then trail 233 to Rifugio Tondi. Night at Rifugio Tondi.
View on mountains Pelmo, Croda Da Lago, Becco di Mezzodì and town of San Vito di Cadore
From Rifugio Tondi to Cortina town center - 4 hours
From Rifugio Tondi go down to Rifugio Faloria and then take the Dolomieu Trail (212) to Rio Gere.
From Rio Gere take trail 211 to the Agriturismo Brite de Larieto and keep on the trail until it crosses trail 202 (above the hospital of Cortina) that brings to the pedestrian-bike road that takes to the town center.
The Trail Dolomieu, a very panoramic route, owes its name to Déodat de Dolomieu, French geologist who in the 18th century first described the carbonate rock dolomite, mineralthat makes up the most typical Dolomite rocks and gives them their typical light color, reason why they are also known as Pale Mountains