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Passo Giau

| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Colle Santa Lucia, Italy
+39 347 618 9044
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Great place to hike and visit

Came here to hike with my dad, we did the via ferrata ragusela route and it was awesome! We spent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sivandana96
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New York City, New York
Nice road for motorbikes

This road is having less trafic than Passo Falzarego, but is as nice to drive as it. The top of the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
jussiupn
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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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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 3 weeks ago

Came here to hike with my dad, we did the via ferrata ragusela route and it was awesome! We spent about 4 hours round trip including a lunch break. The mountains are incredible and you have a 360 degree view from almost any point of...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This road is having less trafic than Passo Falzarego, but is as nice to drive as it. The top of the Passo is more quiet but the view is excellent as all road tops in the area.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place to see the sunset !!! It was a super day ! Had lunch at DA AURELIO that is not far from the Top of Giau and stayed at the restaurant to contemplate the sunset UNFORGETTABLE breathtaking place to be 2000 meters...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

There are no easy words to describe the amazing view, the breathtaking mountains, the heart stopping road. We went during winter, which made it even more spectacular. The light is incredible!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Despite nursing the mother of all hangovers this place was very good for the soul. Walked up a short walk for a view above the restaurant. Stunning. A real stop off for bikers and beautiful cars. Sunshine lit the valley and the rocks. We stopped...More

1  Thank samdixey2001
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This Giua pass is one of the most stunning views in Dolomite. Its 360 angle view with a majestic Dolomite range as background and a sharp rises of the mountains with alpine forest is just amazing to witness. Come in fall and you will even...More

3  Thank Suwatss
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Ieqr he'd trip advisor for hiking routes near Belluno and got this and other driving routes. Stupid.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Wanted to take a scenic ride from Cortina to Alleghe, Agordo, Belluno and onto Venice. Totally worth the effort. It was a lovely clear day and the views of the mountains and surrounding areas was spectacular. Our little rental car struggled a little bit on...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The views are spectacular, unfortunately it would have been better if it was sunnier with less clouds, but it was still worth driving up there. There are different tracking paths which look fine even for young kids, though we did not explore much the area...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Pass is a good 30 minute drive from Cortina D'ampezzo, up an exceptionally winding road and about a 20 minute drive from Selva Di Cadore (on the opposite side of the pass) up a very steep winding road with 29 hairpin (switchback) bends that...More

1  Thank westy54
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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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deathdealerisland
25 April 2017|
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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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