Rifugio Averau/Nuvolau to Rifugio Passo Staulanza
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Walk from Rifugio Nuvolau to Rifugio Passo Staulanza via the Cinque Torri, and it's hidden historic relics.
Start by returning to the road at Rifugio Averau, thereby avoiding the route that takes in a short section of via ferrata. Reach Rifugio Passo Giau (2236m), then enjoy a wonderful afternoon of charming walks through flower-filled meadows, pass Rifugio Citta di Fiume and follow the signs to Rifugio Passo Staulanza
With any luck, you’ll spot eagles overhead and hear the calls of marmots as you stroll through grassy fields and farmland strewn with impressive boulders.
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Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in.
These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.
In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.
Such is the way of Alpine hiking that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.
Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
This walk is isolated, with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.
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