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Hiking in the Dolomites, Passo Giau to Passo Duran

Passo Giau

Enjoy a great 4-day trek in the Dolomites and discover spectacular mountains, following the Alta Via Nº 1 from Passo Giau, near Cortina d'Ampezzo, to Passo Duran, along GAI certified guide Martino.


Dolomite Mountains

4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Discover the unique mountains and landscapes of the impressive Dolomites
  • Stay in different mountain refuges along the way
  • Enjoy a fantastic trekking experience surrounded by unique natural beauty


Join me on this 4-day trek and enjoy a great hiking itinerary in the stunning Dolomites in northern Italy, following the Alta Via Nº 1 route, from Passo Giau to Passo Duran, enjoying the view of unique landscapes and mountains, staying in different mountain refuges along the way.

Passo Giau (2236m)is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites mountain rante, located in the Belluno province. It connects Cortina d’Ampezzo with Colle Santa Lucia and Selva di Cadore.

We will start from Passo Giau on the first day, trekking for about 5 hours until we reach the Rifugio Città di Fiume, where we will stay overnight. We will pass through some of the most beautiful pastures of the Dolomites, across the panoramic Mondeval plateau. We will then continue the trek through mountain trails across pastures to the foothills of majestic Mt. Pelmo.

On the second day we will be hiking for about 6 hours to the Rifugio Tissi, through beautiful and panoramic mountain paths and forests. We will also pass the Coldai alpine lake and hike along the spectacular  north-western flank of Mt. Civetta to the Rifugio Tissi, located in a beautiful setting.

The third day takes us to the Rifugio Carestiato, on a 6 to 7-hour trek, with ups and downs. We will hike on mountain paths and on gravel tracks, and also through a forest, along the foothills of the Moiazza massif, until we reach the refuge. Finally, on the fourth day we will descend on a forest track to Paso Duran. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below!

If you want to discover the impressive landscapes of the Dolomites, just contact me and book your place! I will be happy to guide you on this 4-day trek from Passo Giau to Passo Duran.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Passo Giau to Rifugio Città di Fiume

The route leads you first with gentle ups and downs and
then a sharper up through some of the most beautiful pastures of the Dolomites, across the panoramic
Mondeval plateau, before continuing on mountain paths across pastures to the foothills of majestic Mt.
Pelmo with short ups and downs throughout –

5/5.5 hours approx. / Around 600 metres of down, 300 up / Accommodation: Rifugio Città di Fiume 1 night.

Day 2: Rifugio Città di Fiume to Rifugio Tissi

After an initial downhill hike to Passo Staulanza on open
mountain paths and then through forest, the route continues uphill on a wide gravel track past mountain
dairies before joining a scenic mountain path that starts climbing uphill all the way to Rifugio Coldai. The
route continues on panoramic mountain paths past Coldai alpine lake, up and down along the famous
spectacular north-western flank of Mt. Civetta to beautifully located Rifugio Tissi.

Route: approx. 300 metres down, 700 up, / 6 to 6.5 hours / Accommodation: Rifugio Tissi

Day 3: Rifugio Tissi to Rifugio Carestiato

The route leads you initially downhill from Rifugio Tissi, first on mountain paths and then on gravel tracks to Rifugio Vazzoler before continuing uphill through forest on mountain paths along the foothills of the Moiazza massif all the way to the pretty Rifugio Carestiato-

Route: approx. 900 metres down, 500 up / 6.5 to 7 hours/ Accommodation: Rifugio Carestiato

Day 4: Rifugio Carestiato to Passo Duran

Descent on a forest track to Passo Duran. Approx. 200 metres down / 1 hour.



More info

The itinerary requires a private transfer to the beginning of the trail and at the end of the route.

About the guide

Hi. I’m Martino. I was born and grew up in the middle of Dolomites, the place where I have always lived at when I’m not around the world.

I have organized and guided treks and climbs to different summits in all the continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and South America.

I’m available to guide trekking tours in the Dolomites and wherever you want to go. Just contact me and we will spend a great time together in this beautiful region in northern Italy.


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What people are saying about Martino Romagna

Torben Pedersen Skovby


July, 2023

Martino was very good company both as a guide and as a person. His mountainskills was amazing and he took care of our safety. Our kids on 9 and 13 also loved him. He was very helpful before, under and after the trekking. We give him the best recommendations. The route was stunning, rough and a big big positive experience.

Liesbet van Looy


July, 2022

Martino is a guide with a lot of experience. He is very helpfull, flexible and perfect company during our 4 day hiking trip.


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