The first part of this short stage is quite intricate, wavy and curvy, cutting across the Trapani area and heading towards the Valle del Belice. The second part runs mostly on fast roads, with no urban areas along the route. After leaving Alcamo, the route undulates continuously through Calatafimi, Salemi, Santa Ninfa and Partanna, all the way to the trunk road that will lead the peloton through some mild undulations along the coast to just outside Agrigento, at the Valley of the Temples, 4 km before the finish.
The final kilometres run entirely uphill at around 5%, with a short stretch peaking out around 9% 2.5 km before the finish. The road is wide and well-surfaced, with a series of short straight stretches and mild bends. The home straight (250 m) is on 8 m wide tarmac.