Lagazuoi Area – 5 Torri – Giau Pass

Summer experiences

Averau Mountain Hut - 5 Torri - Dolomites - Cortina d'Ampezzo - Trekking

Trekking and walks

Excursions and nature-themed and historical walks to immerse yourself in the landscape of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage.

Different levels of difficulty will please the most experienced mountain lovers, novice discoverers and families with kids.

Climbing and via ferrata routes

The Averau refuge is a starting and support point for many climbing ascents and via ferrata routes, of all degrees of difficulty. Classic are the Ferrata Averau and the Ferrata de Ra Gusela, quite easy and very scenic. Climbers can try their hand at the climbing routes of Mount Averau, the large open-air gym of 5 Torriand the new rock climbing wall Averau Sud “Renè De Pol” palestra Averau sud – Renato De Pol Renè.

To experience the mountain safely, Rifugio Averau has an agreement with the Alpine Guides of Cortina d’Ampezzo, who offer specific itineraries and many other activities.

Climbing and via ferrata routes at Averau Mountain Hut in 5 Torri in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Ph: Delicious Climbing 2018 – Giacomo Pompanin

Bike and MTB at Averau Mountain Hut in 5 Torri in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Bike and MTB

Lots of routes with different levels of difficulty for two-wheels lovers. Gli impianti di risalita sono attrezzati per il trasporto bici e il Rifugio Averau mette a disposizione un deposito biciclette videosorvegliato munito di compressore, canna dell’acqua, attrezzi per le piccole riparazioni e un sistema di ricarica per e-bike.

Alta Via no. 1

The Alta Via No.1, known as“the classic”,crosses the imposing peaks of the Dolomites starting from Lake Braies,in the province of Bolzano, to Belluno, along a route of about 150 kilometers.

The route starts from the Dolomites of Braies and crosses the “Strada delle Dolomiti” overlooking the valley of Cortina d’Ampezzo from above, near the 5 Torri and the Nuvolau.

Download The Map of Alta Via no. 1 (9.3Mb)

Alta Via no. 1 at Averau Mountain Hut in 5 Torri in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Bike and MTB at Averau Mountain Hut in 5 Torri in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Ph: Giacomo Pompanin


The hut is a stop or refreshment point for all various routes of the mountain-bike Transalp Dolomiti.

On the most classic route, the stage starts from the Sennes, Fanes and Braies Natural Park and winds under the Tofane. Arriving in Cianzopè, the route begins to climb on a rather demanding climb in the shadow of 5 Torri.

Great War

During the First World War, the 5 Torriarea proved to be strategic for the operations of the Italian Army, trying to penetrate into Val Badia.

In this area the events of that sad period can still be experienced, among paths, trenches and the Open Air Museum of the Great War.

In front of the Averau Refuge there are also 4 information panels that tell the story and events in Nuvolau Forcella during the First World War.

Open Air Museum of the Great War at the Averau Mountain Hut in 5 Torri in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Averau Mountain Hut - 5 Torri - Cortina d'Ampezzo - Restaurant

Dinners with jeep ride

For an unforgettable evening, we recommend our organized dinners, with jeep shuttle and night descent: the starry sky at high altitude will give you a unique emotion.

Events Summer 2020

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From 75€/night


5 Torri | Dolomites | Cortina d'Ampezzo

Località Forcella Nuvolau, 9
Colle Santa Lucia (BL) - Italy


Tel: + 39 0436 4660
Cel: +39 335 6868066


Mid-June - Early October*
Early December - Easter*

*Approximate times. We recommend checking the exact opening dates.


Rifugio Averau - 5 Torri - Dolomiti - Cortina d'Ampezzo - Family

Summer Opening

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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