The 2012 Giro starts in Denmark. Flat as a billiard. After a time trial in Verona, the Giro heads south along the Apennines with single runs in the highland and an arrival at the Rocca di Cambio. The Lago Laceno is the southernmost point. The return runs over medium high Apenines, through inter alia, Assisi and the Cinque Terre. Climbing gets really serious in the final week with the Passo Giau, Passo Manghen, Mortirolo and Stelvio to be conquered. A lot less heavy than the previous editions, but with much Gilbert-type rides.