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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Colle Santa Lucia, Italy
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The Giau Pass (Italian: Passo di Giau) (Ladin: Jof de Giau) is a high mountain pass (2.236 m) in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno in Italy. It connects Cortina d'Ampezzo with Colle Santa Lucia and Selva di Cadore on SP638. Wonderful landscape that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liviu S
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I was lucky enough to find about Passo Giau on a blog... someone was saying that a local took him/her there and it was really worth going. My wife and I included it in our list of things to go while in the Dolomiti and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marcelovanini
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Igor runs a tight ship. Lovely refugio done in what a cynic might call Bavarian kitsch, but well-done: coherently designed and furnished featuring fine wood work, interesting Austrian and Tyrollean antiques, Igor’s motorcycle collection, and the rest. An altogether fine one-night visit. Dinner from a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sivandana96
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank VeroargentaMiami
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!

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Elena257
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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank samdixey2001
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

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Bianca H
8 April 2018|
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
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