IN THE Alta Valle Susa
The Alta Valle di Susa (High Susa Valley) has beautiful, sunny, alpine summers where temperatures can get into the high 20s, low 30s and have wall-to-wall sunshine with occasional storms. The fresh mountain air encourages many people to spend time in the area whether relaxing or taking the opportunity to explore the snow-free high mountain areas cycling, mountain biking and hiking the many trails in the area.
For cycling enthusiasts our location has everything to offer from gentle rides in beautiful surroundings to some of the best Giro d’Italia and Tour de France col challenges.
If you have ever fancied pitting yourself against the Col du Granon, Col du Sestriere, Colle delle Finestre, Col d’Izoard (amongst many others) you will find the High Susa Valley a joy to ride in!
In addition, road bike and e-bike hire is available locally.
There are many hundreds of kilometers of mountain bike trails around Oulx, where the Genzianella is located. Maps are available from Genzianella reception for guests and from the local tourist information centres.
You can choose between forests, high alpine passes, marked trails for all levels of experience and view the stunning wild Italian Alps.
There a hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails close to the Genzianella for people of all abilities; whether that be a casual walk to a mountain restaurant or something more demanding. From the Gran Bosco Natural Park where you can walk through forest on clearly marked trails to mountain top hikes, there’s something for everyone from spring through to late autumn.
La Cascina Genzianella welcomes bikers and offroad vehicles.
Off-roading in our stunning mountains can take you to some spectacular vantage points by taking a series of old military roads which wind through valleys, plateaus, villages and Alpine pastures.
RELAXING & SIGHTSEEING
With mountains for skiing, hiking and exploring, there’s never a time you won’t have something active to do. However, if you fancy relaxing and sunbathing, reading a book or doing not much, our gardens and sunloungers are always available.
There are also many places to see from the wonders of Turin with its cafes and museums, Briancon in France, frescos and churches, forts and history and much more besides.