Beautiful and panoramic excursion on snowshoes unfolding through forests and fun, gentle slopes. The itinerary follows a 1753 historic trail, a great stone wall which used to split the territory of the Serenissima Republic of Venice from the Hapsburg Empire, a boundary that lasted until 1918 when Cortina was annexed to Italy.

  • Dolomites, Nuvolau
  • 4 hours
  • Low difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the snowshoeing to the Muraglia di Giau

The itinerary on snowshoes starts at Malga Giau located along the road from Cortina to Passo Giau. From the malga we get into the woods on snowshoes until we get a glimpse of the wall; we keep following it until we reach just below the large rock of the Becco Muraglia. We continue along the wide ridge, beneath the faces of Monte Ra Gusela. We negotiate the descent along fun slopes gently downgrading to the malga, where we can enjoy delicious food.

The excursion on snowshoes to Muraglia Giau has an elevation gain of 250 meter on the way up or down, and earns an F (Easy) rating.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the snowshoeing

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Malga Giau (pathway access) 
    Strada Provinciale 638, Km 7
    Loc. Passo Giau
    32046 San Vito di Cadore - BL
  • Meeting time 9.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°29'23.0"N 12°04'00.3"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Mountain boots
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with any level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the mountain guide and transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites to the Muraglia di Giau, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
Powrock will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.