After another great breakfast we packed up our gear and decided to take the alternate route through the tunnels that were created during World War One. Hiking steeple down some open trenches and dropping steeply we reached the entrance of the tunnels where we needed our head lights to go down hill all the way, walking carefully over the water soaked rock and hanging on to the hand rails. At several points we passed by "windows" that brought in some light and provided nice views of the valley below.

After a while we reached the end of the tunnels and zigzagged all the way down to Passo Falzarego. Here we discovered that we should have taken a left turn just below the end of the tunnels, but after looking a the map we were able to follow a different trail that would take us back on the right track. At around noon we had made it to Rifugio Dibona for a well deserved lunch.

At the Rifugio we decided to walk all the way to Cortina, instead of taking the bus. Fortunately it was all down hill, and the directions were pretty clear, so we did not get lost! Finding the hotel was easy, and after checking in, we did some laundry and found a nice place to have a beer. After a while we looked for a restaurant where we had a wonderful dinner.