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Address: | Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Giau Pass (Italian: Passo di Giau) (ladin lenguage: Jof de Giau) (el....

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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amazing scenery

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the foot of the outstanding mountain formation Nuvolau or dell’Averau. Peak towards the west to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 make it interesting!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The scenery here and the drive up there are absolutely spectacular! Some of the best mountain drives ever. The Dolomites are well worth the view!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

For sure one of the top scenic drives in the world. Driving this close to the rugged mountain tops is amazing. Fantastic is the only word I can come up with. A must see/Must experience. Make sure to make it up during sunrise..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Tough day in the saddle rewarded thoroughly by fantastic views and awesome descent. Don't miss this quintessential Dolomites location.

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