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Passo Giau

| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Fantastic views

This is one pass that should not be missed, we stumbled upon it by accident on our way to a hotel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Drive this road !!!

We decided to drive to Passo Giau from Cortina on our way out of the Dolomites in direction of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arieh M
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The Giau Pass (Italian: Passo di Giau) (ladin lenguage: Jof de Giau) (el. 2236 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno in Italy. It connects Cortina d'Ampezzo and Colle Santa Lucia. It is located at the center of a vast mountain pasture at the foot of Nuvolau (2,574 m) and dell'Averau (2,647 m) from which you can easily reach the Monte Pore (2,405 m). Impressive is the view west towards Colle Santa Lucia with the Pale di San Martino, Cime D'Auta, Marmolada, Piz Boe and Setsass, just to the east towards the valley of Cortina d'Ampezzo, with Tofane, Croda Rossa, Pomagagnon, Cristallo, Croda da Lago, etc ...
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| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one pass that should not be missed, we stumbled upon it by accident on our way to a hotel, came round the corner after a very long tiring journey and immediately stopped and spent quite some time taking photos and just taking it...More

Thank Cross14HA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to drive to Passo Giau from Cortina on our way out of the Dolomites in direction of Belluno. The road to the pass is winding and goes though the forest. The views from the pass are amazing. Going down towards Selva there are...More

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of May the snow has only just gone, amazing view from the top. Stunning and great ride up too. Very sharp hairpin bends which can be fun on or in the right vehicle! Cafe and hotel at the top.

Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is one of several passes in the area. Some have World War I trench lines, barbed wire and old artillery pieces from Austrian/Italian fighting.

2  Thank chinaclipper1
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We drove to the pass from Cortina - took around 20 minutes. There is a cute bar and wonderful views, although you should try to pick a clear day.

1  Thank baz657
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant place and a drive to get there. Highly recommended for any petrol head. Consider driving past the point to the next town over as the drive just gets better and better.

1  Thank IslandComa
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Beautiful views in the heart of the Dolomites. At 2,236 m Rifugio Paso Giau offers you a breathtaking views. Passo Giau is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We drove from Venice to Cortina D'Ampezzo and the views are spectacular. Lots of motorcycles in the Summer...More

1  Thank Edelweiss30
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Got there following the recommendations on Trip Advisor ... Drove from Cortina back to Venice, and decided to take a de-tour. The road was pretty windy, but not bad... And so beautiful... Finally got to Passo Giau and it did not disappoint - the view...More

1  Thank Oleg A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we had the chance to pass on a snowy day. the scenery was breathtaking. a must see for all nature lovers.

Thank ionat73
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is worth a visit. It is not so easy to get there but it is worth. The view is spectacular. I recomend going there.

Thank Ricardo C
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We are visiting Cortina in September and the Passo Giau sounds like a must. Can you hike the Passo Giau from Cortina? What is the distance round-trip?
25 April 2017|
Response from chelleleong | Reviewed this property |
30 mins by car from cortina so probably will be couple of hours on foot. You will be on a road anyway if you prefer to walk it but road isn't busy. Better to drive to passo giau where there is a hotel/restaurant where you... More