Rifugio Averau is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.418m (7,933ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Belluno in Italy.
The road to the summit, located within the Dolomites mountain range, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle recommended. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. The road includes outstanding and indescribable landscape with terrific views into the Dolomites mountain world. The first building constructed in the area was built in the late nineteenth century, but it was a wooden shack with no foundations, only in 1903 the Finazzer family built a brick two-story structure with a low attic, with four rooms with 8 beds. The restaurant was opened by its German name Nuvolaupaβhütte (Nuvolau pass shelter).
Pic: Marco Bianchi