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“Awe inspiring”
Review of Passo Giau

Passo Giau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 ...
Tracy, California
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“Awe inspiring”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Words cannot really express the view and the instant friendships that are possible when sharing this place. This, alone, is worth the trip to the Dolomites. We encountered people from Colorado (U.S.A.) and Dublin and Germany -- who all suddenly were of a like mind as we looked out upon the sights. As we were there in the fall is was cool at that altitude but sunny and clear. Make this a part of your drive for sure and stop at the cafe for a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“A wonderful nature view at Passo di Giau”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This passage between mountains in the Dolomites is a wonder of nature- except the view around (it's more than 2,200 meters high), the rock formations are unbelievable. It's no easy drive to get here, like many attractions in this area- the roads wind and wind (going uphill and down), but the it's worth it.

Visited August 2012
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“best outing .. path was well marked”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

we had a great day walking and the views were magnificent , flowers on the meadow tops were brill and the views were breathtaking

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Florida Keys
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“Great Hikes”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Cortina is the place to bike and hike and of course EAT! The views are spectacular and the paths are very well marked

Visited August 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Magnificent scenery”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Loved it. It is a remarkable drive over a spectacular mountain pass. There is a very inviting cafe at the top of the pass.

Visited June 2012
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