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Passo Giau

| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Colle Santa Lucia, Italy
+39 347 618 9044
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Challenging drive but worth it for the views

We drove from Cortina having already visited Tres Cimes on the other side of the valley. The road... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
FADEC
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Oxford
via mobile
Cozy, Gourmet Refugio With Million Dollar Views

A family run Refugio that truly reflects the history and charm of the region. Diego, Claudia and... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
FLTravelMaven
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Colle Santa Lucia, Italy
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We drove from Cortina having already visited Tres Cimes on the other side of the valley. The road here was a challenge for our 3 cylinder eco Polo, but it managed the hairpins and gradients - just! Watch out for the motorcyclists overtaking on blind...More

2  Thank FADEC
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

A family run Refugio that truly reflects the history and charm of the region. Diego, Claudia and Igor run the Inn. They are warm and welcoming. The cozy rooms are quiet, have spectacular views and a shared balcony that runs the whole length of the...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely a good time of year we have done Many walks from this pass and feel you are on top of the world. Lots of bikers , admire them and great to watch and celebrate with them . It is so breathtaking , a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A nice stop on any driving tour of the area. Great views of Cortina, the mountains, the Marmolade glacier and seemingly most of the rest of the planet. Worth going out of your way for, especially on a clear day.

2  Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 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

1  Thank Cross14HA
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

1  Thank Arieh M
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 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.

2  Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
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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.

4  Thank chinaclipper1
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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.

2  Thank baz657
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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.

2  Thank IslandComa
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Response from VeroargentaMiami | Reviewed this property |
Our experience was excellent, there are so many nice places around there ! They have more than 100 slopes and there are many places to stay over the mountains. We went to a restaurant so fantastic in passo giau that has... More
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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
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