Caught between the woods and the orchards, Smarano is a small town of the eastern Valle di Non, generally devoted to rural activity. Its relaxed atmosphere gives riders the last breather before the final effort of this Tour of the Alps.
The heart of Trentino, from both a geographic and political point of view, Trento stages the closing act of the Tour of the Alps in beautiful Piazza Duomo. Trento has been a stage city of the Giro del Trentino in several occasions, also hosting the race’s grand finale a few times.
The main square of Smarano, in the Predaia municipality, will welcome the peloton for the preliminary operations. A quick descent through the Valle di Non will take the riders to the Rocchetta, before they start climbing towards Andalo and Molveno. After passing through San Lorenzo in Banale, the route turns right to Stenico, and then down on the Caffaro’s state highway for a short stretch before turning left.
After a 6-km ascent, the riders reach the first KOM of the day, the Passo del Duron. The descent to Fiavè will lead to the foot of the Passo del Ballino: the climb and the following descent will take the riders into the Garda Trentino, passing through Riva del Garda, Nago-Torbole (including the short and steep Nago Vecchia climb), and then down to Arco for the last intermediate sprint of the race, dedicated to the city of the G.S. Alto Garda, the organizing company of the Giro del Trentino and – now – of the Tour of the Alps.
Passing through the Valle di Cavedine, the race will reach Lasino, where the last categorized climb of the race, the 22-km ascent to Vason di Monte Bondone, will begin. A fast descent will bring the riders to Trento, passing through the western part of the city to the Gottarda circuit up to Mattarello, where the 3-km Novaline climb is placed: the last sting, just 10 km away from the finishing line in Piazza Duomo, in the heart of Trento.