Vie Ferrate -Passo Giau-Gusela-Rifugio Nuvolau

Difficultymedium easy

Park the car at Passo Giau, having paused to admire the Cortina d'Ampezzo and the most beautiful and famous Dolomite peaks surrounding, follow the path n. 443 (Alta Via n. 1) which starts at the back of the hut Passo Giau and crosses shortly after the CAI path no. 438 on the left heading north, you will have to go. A little further you go into a steep canyon where starts the equipped path (via ferrata Ra Gusela). It reaches the southeast side of Gusela, whose top you can easily reach with a short detour to the north (left) on easy rocks. Retracing his steps, continue along the path between Gusela and Nuvolau. After another short stretch equipped, you reach an iron staircase leading to the terrace of the characteristic Alpine Hut Nuvolau lying on the rock. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Dolomites. You can descend to the path n. 439 Alta Via n. 1 which soon leads to the homonymous saddle. The easy path n. 452 turn left, and returns to Passo Giau.


  • Gear: body harness, snaps, helmet, mountain wear
  • Rest stops: Rifugios
  • Nuvolau Dolomite Group
  • Nuvolau Summit
  • South-West Face
  • 2575 m Altitude
  • 339 m Vertical gain
  • 339 m Vertical loss
  • trail - rocks Ground
  • Passo Gaiu Start
  • Nuvolau peak Finish
  • summer and autumn Time of the year
  • high Popularity