The Giau Mountain Pass connects Cortina d'Ampezzo with the valley of the River Cordevole. This pass is quieter than the more westerly located Pordoi, Falzarego and Sella. Normally the road is open all year round, even during the winter. From the north, the road begins in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the largest town in the Dolomites. The pass of the Giau is dominated by the graceful Nuvolau (2574 m). There is a hotel restaurant and a small chapel. On the east side the natural Riserva Naturale Monte Pelmo - Mondeval - Passo Giau is located. The Pass is the starting point for the ascent of the Nuvolau. It is a popular hike through the mountain range Cinque Torri to the Falzarego Pass. The descent on the south side is steeper (up 10.4%).
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