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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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Passo Giau was an amazing hotel nestled in the mountains. The accommodations were very comfortable and the food was amazing. The views from our room of the mountains at sunset was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Passo Giau was an amazing hotel nestled in the mountains. The accommodations were very comfortable and the food was amazing. The views from our room of the mountains at sunset was breathtaking. It was definitely a special part of our vacation in the Dolomites.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This beautiful mountain has long steps leading up to the site. There is a restaurant with a large parking area at the entrance to the site if you want a hot drink or a bite to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We where overwhelmed, the landscape is spectacular. We stop every turn and enjoyed the view. Hypnotist. A Must!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed 1 night while walking Alta Via 1 route. Great rifugio with lots of character, quality rooms, unbeatable views/location. We also loved the restaurant, sumptuous dinner and service. Overall we visited and stayed in 6 rifugios while walking the route, and Passso Giau was the best. Would love to come again!

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

As I drove all Passo Gardena, Sella, Pordoi, Falzarego and Giau in one day, I can say that Passo Giau is for sure the toughest, most interesting and with the greatest incline from these mentioned Dolomites passes. Road is as wide as on the other passes (so a car can without problems meet bus in the middle of the pass)... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Toughest and most dramatic cycle climb in the area - my third ascent as part of the Maratona Dles Dolomites. Every time the pass is different. It has been scorching, pelting with hail, or in this case dry and warm. The views and panoramas are breathtaking. The last few hairpins from the Selva di Cadore side are wonderful, with views... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Motorcycle drivers rejoice; this is one of the best. Bikes and bicycles on the road were numerous, and we loved it too, though without our beloved GS1150 left back home in Colorado.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A great place to stop your car , look at the panorama , get cold and fresh air . The view is just breathtaking! Also a caffe is here if you need any .

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Passo Giau has to be one of the most spectacular rides in this region. We had a great coffee and strudel at the summit. Amazing road that is draped like a ribbon down the mountainside.

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Thank David R
Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This place is probably spectacular all year around, the views are just amazing and breathtaking. We have been there in late May and there still was snow leftovers and dull colored grass, there were nothing green and blue like seen in so many pictures and this is what I was afraid of while planning our trip. But wait, it was... More 

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