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Passo Giau

| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Can i give it 6 stars?

What a brilliant place and a drive to get there. Highly recommended for any petrol head. Consider... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
via mobile
Amazing views

Beautiful views in the heart of the Dolomites. At 2,236 m Rifugio Paso Giau offers you a... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Guelph, Canada
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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 11 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 16 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 3 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
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice refugio with lovely terrace and fantastic views of Sella Ronda and Marmolada. Apparently Michelin restaurant close by.

Thank hikinggirl2017
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A lot of swerving on the way up but the view is absolutely stunning. Considered a lifetime experience with such breathtaking views on the way up and reaching your destination!

Thank chelleleong
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The view from the top was WELL worth the risk of being beaten up by a man in a leather Masserati jacket who snapped because our rental car hardly chugged past the speed limit. Here, you are met with a vast mountain pasture set at...More

Thank WanderfullExplorer
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Passo Giau is a nice windy road through "Sound of Music" type meadows, surrounded by panoramic mountain scenes. It is a nice and long pass with sweeping bends that makes it lots of fun on a motorcycle! There are still lots of tight bends to...More

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We did this by car...make sure you stop on route at the view points - good parking area at the top and a restaurant.

Thank scrogginsandwench
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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