Salorno, the most southerly village in South Tyrol, is situated along the border between the German and Italianspeaking areas and forms the end of the South Tyrolean Wine Route. It is the largest growing area for white wines in South Tyrol. Salorno is not only a paradise for hikers; it has much more to offer including numerous festivals, concerts and cultural events that provide a rich programme of entertainment and are an expression of the local joie de vivre.
Located in Trento’s nearby, Baselga di Piné is situated on the border between Valsugana and Val di Cembra. Baselga offers medium mountain landscapes and a context in the traditional rural zone of Trentino, embellished by greenwoods, vineyards and six lakes.
After the longest stage, the Tour of the Alps continues with the shortest, across Südtirol and Trentino. The short distance could be misleading though: except for the first 8 km, the riders will hardly find any flat terrain all the way to the finish. When in Lavis, the peloton will face a first challenging climb, also passing through Palù di Giovo, the home town of Francesco Moser and Gilberto Simoni. Up-and-downs will continue until Cembra, with harder slopes in the Segonzano area. The climb to Brusago also features double-digit gradients in the early part. After about 63 km, and just more than 40 to go, the race will pass through Baselga di Pinè for the first time. The descent to Torchio precedes the 6 tough kilometers all the way up to the Santa Colomba Lake. A descent and more short drags precede the final - and arguably decisive - ascent: from the Canzolino Lake to Montagnaga, whose final kilometers averages 10% gradient, and that terminates with only 3 km to the finish, placed on Baselga di Pinè’s lakefront at the end of another gentle climb.