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Passo Giau

| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Beautiful vistas. These 7000' passes are just like the 11,000' passes in Colorado!

This is one of several passes in the area. Some have World War I trench lines, barbed wire and old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lakewood, Colorado
Still has snow in mid-May

We drove to the pass from Cortina - took around 20 minutes. There is a cute bar and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank chinaclipper1
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

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

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
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
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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
Adriana M
I will be staying near Belluno and Zoppe di Cadore. I am a landscape photographer but will be limited to a day and one night(if there are clear skies for astrophotography) I don't have the money or equipment for skiing and my rental car has chains but no snow tires. My questions are: Where are the best spots from the road to view the Dolomites? Which roads might be closed late February? Are there any favorable but short hikes where I can view the really spectacular peaks? Such as Monte Cristallo, Tre Cime, etc? Also what cable cars/gondola lifts are open in winter that I can ride back down?
18 February 2017|
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Andy W
Hi, I am visiting Cortina next weekend and I only have 4 hours. Is this place reacheable by public transport? Do you have any suggestion on the dolomites that is reacheable by public transport from Cortina?
24 October 2016|
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