The stage is basically flat, with just mild and gentle undulations throughout the route. The first 90 kilometres are raced on a fast-flow road, passing through a number of well-lit tunnels. After leaving the ss. 125, the route runs across Villasimius (intermediate sprint) and takes in a few short climbs along the coastal road. KOM points are for grabs at Capo Boi. Then comes a perfectly flat stretch of road, leading to the finish (for the fourth time in the history of Giro) in Cagliari.
The final 10 kilometres are completely flat. The roads are wide and with a number of roundabouts, but no tricky curves.
The home straight is 800 m long, on 8-m wide asphalt road (up to the last 350 m).