Passo di Giau

Country Italy
From Cortina d'Ampezzo
To Selva di Cadore
Length 29,0km
Highest elevation 2.228m
Lowest elevation 1.200m
The Giau Pass (Passo di Giau) can be found in the Dolomites in the district of Belluno, Italy and is situated at 2,236 m (7,336 ft.) above sea level. This high mountain pass is positioned in the midst of a huge meadow at the base of Mount Novolau and Mount dell’Averau and links the towns of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Colle Santa Lucia. The Giau Pass consists of 55 massive hairpin turns that last until the height of the summit is reached, but travelers are greeted with a spectacular and dramatic backdrop and an impressive view of the majestic Dolomite mountain peaks. Pocol and Selva de Cadore are routes travelers can take to reach the summit. This pass is not only the ultimate pleasure ride, but it provides access to the Falzarego Pass in the east, Passo Tre Croci in the southeast, Passo Cibiana in the south and Forcella Staulanza in the west - making it perfect route for some adventure and exploration. The Giau Pass is accessible all year around, but can be subject to closure in the winter depending on weather conditions.
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