The first part of the stage runs along the shore of Lake Garda, with over 30 well‑lit and well‑paved tunnels of different lengths. Past Riva del Garda, the route takes in a brace of climbs accumulating over 5,000 m in vertical elevation. Riders will take on the Passo di Santa Barbara (12 km, avg. gradient over 8%) and the Passo di Bordala (4.5 km around 7%), entering the Adige Valley and, past Rovereto, the Vallarsa. After the consecutive ascents of Matassone (approx. 13 km at 5%) and Serrada (17 km at 5.5%), the route passes through Folgaria, heading back to the Adige. Last comes the climb to Monte Bondone from the Aldeno side (20 km, avg. gradient 6.8%, topping out at 15%). The roads are well paved and moderately wide.
The final kilometres are slightly uphill (avg. gradient around 4%). The roadways is in excellent condition, and it opens up past Viote (around ‑2 km). The home straight (approx. 300 m) is on 7well m wide tarmac.