The Giro 2013 starts in the South of Italy in Naples and heads more southward through, inter alia, the beautiful Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, before crossing the southern Apennines.
To the north it goes mainly with other means of transport than the bicycle. Apart from only a brief interlude in Tuscany, central Italy is practically beaten over.
Time for the Dolomites and the Alps with some very interesting mountain stages. The big guns are saved till the last. First, there's a trip to France with an arrival on top of the Galibier.
During the last days, the Gavia, Stelvio and Passo Giau are on the menu. In total there are five arrivals uphill.