Every year thousands of photographers flock to Passo Giau to capture the insanely photogenic Mount Ra Gusela.
There are many different paths here, unknowingly we chose to do the Ra Gusela Via Ferrata. We did not realize Via Ferrata meant that we needed climbing equipment and our dog Cosmo was also with us. We made it around 4km into the hike and 475 meters of elevation before having to
Once you get to the last stretch there is no way to make it up with a dog and no climbing gear. However, luckily we had a drone that made it the rest of the way up for us and we were able to capture some of the most amazing footage of Passo Giau!
If you don't have hiking equipment or want an easier hike you can take many different paths here that take you up and around the mountain.
PASSO GIAU (Ra Gusela Via Ferrata) HIKE SUMMARY:
Distance - 9.1 km round trip
Time - 4 hours, 15 minutes
Elevation - 500 meters (+/-)
Difficulty - Moderately Difficult
Starting Point - Parking lot at Passo Giau (Google Maps location)
Note: If you're doing the Ferrata you shouldn't forget your Ferrata set, helmet, climbing harness, and climbing gloves. And leave your dog behind for this one.