IN THE ITALIAN & FRENCH ALPS
B&B apartments La Cascina Genzianella are close to many of the Grand Tour climbs in the Alps, and some are on our doorstep. If you have ever dreamed of cycling a different mountain col every day during your holiday, we can help that dream come true! Our B&B apartments are in the North East of Piedmont which is adjacent to the French Hautes-Alpes (High Alps) region. As such, many big climbs are either cyclable from the Genianella or a short trip by car.
Some of the Col Cycling Climbs Nearby
The Col de l’Izoard 2,361 m is an alpine pass located in the French department of the Hautes-Alpes, in the center of the Queyras massif in the Cottian Alps . It connects Briançon to the northwest with Château-Ville-Vieille to the southeast. Read More…
Colle del Sestriere
The Colle del Sestriere (2044m) is an alpine pass located in the Cottian Alps , in Piedmont , in the metropolitan city of Turin which connects the Alta Val di Susa with the Val Chisone. A stage in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. Read More…
Col du Galibier & Telegraph
One of the highest climbs in the Alps (2642m) and, for many, one of the most challenging. It is the eighth highest paved road in the Alps. Frequently featuring in the Tour de France (well over 50 times). Read More…
Colle del Granon
Col du Granon (2,413 m) hosted the highest ever mountain-top stage finish in the Tour de France once only in 1986. Read More…
Colle delle Finestre
Featuring four times in the Giro d’Italia, the Colle delle Finestre climb (2474m) challenges the best of them! Past stage winners include Chris Froome and Mikel Landa. Read More…
Colle della Scala (Col de l’Échelle)
Colle della Scala (1762m) is a mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Hautes-Alpes in France. It is the lower mountain pass between France and Italy and connects Vallée de la Clarée and Vallée Étroite. Read More…
Col du Mont Cenis
A great climb between France and Italy featured 5 times in the Tour de France and once in the Giro d’Italia (2083m). Read More…
Col de Montgenevre
Joining Italy and France, The Col du Montgenevre (1850m) connects Briançon (1326 m) to Cesana Torinese (1354 m) in Italy. This Col was used ten times by the Tour de France between 1949 and 2011, including a summit finish in 1976.
Monte Jafferau (Bardonecchia)
At 1908m this climb has featured in the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia 2013 and the 18th in 2018 where Chris Froome ultimately won. This climb can be combined with others in the area for a full day of climbing.
On the doorstep of the Genzianella, in 1986 Sauze d’Oulx was a stage in the Giro d’Italia (1855m).