This ring-shaped route takes you through an area of great natural beauty, stretches of it passing through one of the finest larch woods in the Ampezzo valley, a particularly magical place in the autumn. As you walk you will also enjoy some marvellous views of the rocky walls of Monte Cristallo.
From Rio Gere you take the chairlift up to the Son Forca Refuge (at a height of 2,215m). Follow the dirt road leading down to the gondola lift station then follow what in winter is the ski piste as far as Forcella Son Forca pass (2,110m).
Now you leave the piste to your left and head along level ground on footpath 205 until you come to the crossroads with the path to Val Padeon where you climb up, to your left, toward Forcella Zumeles pass.
From the summit, at an altitude of 2,072m, you will be greeted with a stunning view over the whole Cortina valley.
Now you head downhill along footpath 204, at first steep and winding until it enters the woodland. Once down to a height of 1,690m, you come to a crossroads at which you bear left on footpath 211 leading to Mietres and that carries on to the dairy farm and restaurant Malga Larieto, set in magnificent larch woodland, and before long you are back at the Rio Gere chairlift station.