Saturday 04 May 2024 at 00h05

May has come fast, and after the classics season you've been following on velowire.com, it's already time to turn to the Grand Tours ... and more precisely to Italy for the Giro d'Italia or Tour of Italy. The 2024 edition kicks off this Saturday, May 4 in Turin, and a total of 3,400.8 km is on the programme for the 176 riders representing the 22 teams at the start of this Giro d'Italia 2024.

After the start in Turin, the race heads south on the west side of the country, passing through the center on stages 7 (the first individual time trial) and 8 after completing a stage with dirt roads on stage 6, then heading down the west side again as far as Naples. After the rest day, the race crosses the country definitively from west to east, without having reached the foot of the boot. It then climbs back on the east side to the second time trial on stage 14 in the north-central part of the country, as well as stage 15. The day after the second rest day, stage 16 heads even further east, but stage 19 is the most easterly of this Giro d'Italia. Stage 20 takes place north of Venice, before the same somewhat incomprehensible transfer to the city of Rome as last year, where a loop stage closes this 107th edition of the Giro d'Italia!

In this article you'll find all the details of this route, with OpenStreetMap maps, stage profiles and time- and route schedules. The route of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will no longer hold any secrets for you!

A special feature of this Giro d'Italia: 3 types of sprints in the stages

The Tour de France already introduced bonus points, but the Giro d'Italia now goes one step further with the introduction of no fewer than 3 types of sprint on the stages:
  • the points sprint: the sprint that contributes to the points total for the points classification (cyclamen jersey), which is based on the points obtained in these sprints and at the finish of the road stages
  • the bonus sprint: as in the Tour de France, the bonus sprint takes place at a key point in the stage, encouraging breakaways. Unlike the Tour de France, on the Giro d'Italia 2024 you'll find one on every stage in line!
  • the Intergiro sprint: during this sprint, riders can earn points for the Intergiro classification, which is making a comeback since it was discontinued in 2006 (it previously existed from 1989 to 2005), as well as for the points classification: 12, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points for the first 8 riders to cross the line; the first 3 riders also earn a bonus of 3, 2 and 1 seconds for the overall classification.

    In the Intergiro classification, riders can earn a bonus, a driving course (partner obliges) and a trophy.

The Giro d'Italia 2024 route on OpenStreetMap, stage profiles and time- and route schedules

Let's no longer wait and now visit the different stages of the Giro d'Italia 2024 one by one and in detail:

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1/ Saturday May 4, 2024 - Venaria Reale > Turin - 140 km

The first stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will start in the town of Venaria Reale, north of Turin. The first 40 km will be flat, followed by 3 climbs: the 4th category Berzano di San Pietro climb, the Moriondo Torinese points sprint, the Superga climb, the finish on the final circuit, followed by the Intergiro sprint in Turin on Corso Moncalieri, the Colle Maddalena climb and the Moncalieri bonus sprint (on the second passage) before the finish in Turin.

Below you'll find the timetable, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 1st stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 1st stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the first stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the first stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

2/ Sunday, May 5, 2024 - San Francesco Al Campo > Santuario di Oropa - 161 km

Stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will already be the first to cross the 1,000 m altitude barrier with the finish at San Francesco Al Campo, north of Turin, will be flat until the points sprint at Valdengo. They then climb in two sections to Crocemosso, the stage's Intergiro sprint. This is followed by two 3rd category difficulties, towards Oasi Zegna and Nelva. At the foot of the final climb, the riders will find the Biella bonus sprint.

Below you'll find the itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 2nd stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 2nd stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the second stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the second stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

3/ Monday May 6, 2024 - Novara > Fossano - 166 km

After the already tough start of this Giro d'Italia 2024, stage 3 will be much simpler, with a course featuring just one referenced difficulty after the start in Novara, at Lu (4th category), even if the bonus sprint at Cherasco is also at the top of a bump. There then remains a slightly uphill stretch of twenty kilometers to the finish in Fossano, where a bunch sprint will undoubtedly be the conclusion of this stage.

Below you'll find the hourly itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route for stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 3rd stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the third stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the third stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

4/ Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Acqui Terme > Andora - 190 km

Stage 4 will see the return of a climb above 1000 meters, with a gradual climb from the start in Acqui Terme up to the Calizzano points sprint, followed by a fairly steep 3rd-category ascent of Colle del Melogno. The Intergiro sprint is at the bottom of the main descent, in Altare, and the bonus sprint a little further on, after a second descent, in Savona. It's then on the flat, with a mini-bump (Capo Mele) just before it, that the riders head for the finish in Andora.

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route of stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 4th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the fourth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the fourth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

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5/ Wednesday May 8, 2024 - Genova > Lucca - 178 km

From Genova, this 5th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 mainly follows the coast, but after a little more than 50 kilometers, the route goes inland a little, mainly to pick up the 3rd category Passo del Bracco climb. The 3 sprints then take place on the flat, at Ceparana, Luni and Camaiore. The latter then lies at the foot of the Montemagno hump (4th category), and from the top of which the riders head downhill to the finish in Lucca.

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route for stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 5th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the fifth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the fifth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

6/ Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Torre del Lago Puccini > Rapolano Terme - 180 km

The 6th stage from Torre del Lago Puccini will be mainly marked by the 3 dirt roads that will be visited during it. After 70 kilometers, the road rises to Volterra (4th category) and the rest of the stage will be more hilly. The points sprint is at the top of another hill, at Casole d'Elsa, and then the riders hit the dirt roads. First, a 4.4 km track, which they'll pick up as they leave the main road, and then very quickly afterwards a second, 4.8 km long track. They then reach the top of the hill at Grotti (4th category) and much further on, after the Intergiro sprint of Monteroni d'Arbia, the 3rd and final dirt track, 2.4 km long, corresponds to the Pievina climb, which will also be the bonus sprint.

Below you'll find the time schedule, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route of stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 6th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the sixth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the sixth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

7/ Friday, May 10, 2024 - Foligno > Perugia - individual time trial - 40.6 km

Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will then be an individual time trial, between Foligno and Perugia over a distance of no less than 40.6 km. The first 34 km are flat, passing through the Santa Maria degli Angeli intermediate timing point and on to the Ponte Valleceppi intermediate timing point. The final section is an uphill profile, and even though it's not a major pass, riders are offered a bike-change zone (where they shouldn't do what Geraint Thomas did last year, quietly changing helmets and bikes while his main rivals quickly set off again with another bike!).

Below you'll find the timed itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route for stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 7th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the seventh stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the seventh stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

8/ Saturday, May 11, 2024 - Spoleto > Prati di Tivo - 152 km

This 8th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024, starting from Spoleto in central Italy, will be anything but easy, with one second- and one third-category difficulty before the high altitude finish on a 1st-category climb. First, the riders have to climb up to Forca Capistrello (2nd category, ^ 1211 m / 16.3 km at 5.6%) before finding the Leonessa sprint. Then, at the foot of the Croce Abbio climb (3rd category, ^ 1276 m / 8.1 km at 4.7%), they contest the Intergiro sprint of Captignano, and after a long descent, the final climb begins. About halfway up, at the steepest point of the climb, they find the bonus sprint of Pietracamela before arriving at Prati di Tivo (1st category, ^ 1450 m / 14.6 km at 7%).

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 8th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 8e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the eighth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the eighth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

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9/ Sunday, May 12, 2024 - Avezzano > Napoli - 214 km

Stage 9 will be the last of the first week of the Giro d'Italia 2024 and will be a transition stage on the eve of the first rest day, starting from Avezzano. The first 180 kilometers of the stage will be just an introduction, as they descend towards the coast, passing through the sprints at Mondragone and Giugliano in Campania (Lago Patria), before tackling the climb to Monte di Procida and then, after the bonus sprint at Bacoli, a hilly passage to the finish in Naples.

Below you'll find the timetable, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route of stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 9e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 9th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 9th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

R1/ Monday May 13, 2024 - Rest day in Pompei

The riders and followers of the Giro d'Italia 2024 won't have to travel more than thirty kilometers to reach Pompei, where they will be able to rest after an already intense first week.

10/ Tuesday May 14, 2024 - Pompei > Cusano Mutri - 142 km

After the first rest day, the race starts again from Pompei, with a 2nd category difficulty and a 1st category altitude finish. The first sprint in Arbaia takes place at the top of a first hump, followed by a second and then the first referenced difficulty, Camposauro. The Intergiro sprint is then again at the top of a bump at Guardia Sanframondi, while the bonus sprint is just before the foot of the final climb, at Cusano Mutri. The final 1st category climb to Bocca della Selva above Cusano Mutri ends at an altitude of 1392 m after 20.9 km of climbing at 4.6%.

Below you'll find the hourly itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 10e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the tenth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the tenth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

11/ Wednesday May 15, 2024 - Foiano di Val Fortore > Francavilla Al Mare - 207 km

The 2nd longest stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will be the 11th, starting from Foiano di Val Fortore and covering 207 kilometers. The first bump on this stage in San Bartolomeo in Galdo is not listed, but then the riders climb to Pietracatella (3rd category). They then head for the seaside via the Casacalenda sprint and after passing through Termoli they head along the coast to the Intergiro sprint at San Salvo Marina, followed by the bonus sprint at Fossacesia Marina and finally to the finish at Francavilla Al Mare.

Below you'll find the time schedule, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route of stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 11e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the eleventh stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the eleventh stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

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12/ Thursday May 16, 2024 - Martinsicuro > Fano - 193 km

The first 50 km of this 12th stage will be flat along the coast, but the rest of the stage is a succession of short but steep climbs, including the sprint climb to Recanati. This is followed by three 4th category difficulties, at Osimo, Monsano and, after the Intergiro sprint of Ripe, at La Croce. A little further on, the course turns right to take on the bonus sprint at Mondolfo at the foot of the penultimate climb, and with a winding course and the final climb, it's possible that a puncheur will win the stage at Fano.

Below you'll find the itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 12e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the twelfth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the twelfth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

13/ Friday May 17, 2024 - Riccione > Cento - 179 km

The 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 is a stage for sprinters, with an all-flat course. The sprints are in Villanova (Forlì), Lugo and Conselice, while the finish is in Cento.

Below you'll find the time schedule, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 13e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 13th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 13th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

14/ Saturday, May 18, 2024 - Castiglioni delle Stiviere > Desenzano del Garda - individual time trial - 31.2 km

This third Saturday of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will see the second individual time trial, a little shorter this time with its 31.2 kilometers, and all flat.

This stage will start in Castiglioni delle Stiviere, with intermediate timing points in Solferino and Torre di San Martino, before the finish in Desenzano del Garda.

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 14e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 14th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 14th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

15/ Sunday May 19, 2024 - Manerba del Garda > Livigno - 222 km

At 222 kilometers, this 15th stage is the longest of the Giro d'Italia 2024, starting from Manerba del Garda. It's a long stage, and not an easy one either, as it contains no fewer than 5 difficulties: first a 3rd and a 2nd category, then three 1st category ones!

From the start, the road climbs steadily upwards, until it reaches the top of the first difficulty at Lodrino, a 3rd category climb. The descent from Lodrino quickly leads on to the 2nd category climb to Colle San Zeno (^ 1418 m / 13.9 km at 6.6%). After the descent, the road gradually rises again until the sprint of Malonno, where the 1st category climb to the Passo del Mortirolo (^ 1854 m / 12.6 km at 7.6%) really begins.
The next climb is the bonus sprint to Le Motte, which is quickly followed by the Intergiro sprint of Isolaccia Validentro, at the foot of the second 1st category difficulty, the Passo di Foscagno (^ 2291 m / 14.6 km at 6.5%). A short descent further on marks the start of the final, albeit much shorter, 1st category climb to Livigno (Mottolino).

Below you'll find the timetable, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 15e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 15th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 15th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

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R2/ Monday May 20, 2024 - Rest in Livigno

After the longest stage, the riders will simply descend to the town of Livigno to rest for the second week of the Giro d'Italia 2024.

16/ Tuesday May 21, 2024 - Livigno > Santa Cristina Valgardena - 202 km

To kick off this final week of the Giro d'Italia 2024, stage 16 starts in the opposite direction to the the stage before the second rest day, from Livigno, but in Bormio it forks off to seek out the roof of the Giro d'Italia 2024, the Passo dello Stelvio (^ 2758 m / 19.6 km at 7.5%). After a long descent, the riders contest the Bolzano sprint, and shortly afterwards the road rises again.

After an initial climb, they compete in the Intergiro sprint of Fiè Allo Sciliar, with the bonus sprint a short way up at Siusi Allo Sciliar, before embarking on the referenced climb to Passo Pinei (2nd category, ^ 1437 m / 23.3 km at 4.7%). The final climb, to Santa Cristina Valgardena, then follows.

Below you'll find the time schedule, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 16e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 16th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 16th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

17/ Wednesday May 22, 2024 - Selva di Val Gardena > Passo Brocon - 159 km

The 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 will be relatively short at 159 kilometers, but it will also be a tough one with 4 first and second category passes and a 3rd category climb. This is one of the few stages where the riders may be seen warming up before the start, as immediately after the start in Selva di Val Gardena they attack the climb to Passo Sella (2nd category, ^ 2244 m / 5.5 km at 6.8%). After the changeover comes the descent of the pass, then a road with a negative gradient, until the Predazzo sprint. The riders then reach the foot of another climb, the Passo Rolle (1st category, ^ 1972 m / 19.8 km at 4.8%).

A long descent then takes them directly to the foot of a 3rd-category climb, the Passo Gobbera (^ 985 m / 5.7 km at 6%). The Intergiro sprint is at the bottom of this one, and also at the foot of the next climb, that of the 2nd-category Passo Brocon (Albergo) (^ 1615 m / 15.4 km at 5.6%). At the top of the latter, riders will find a small plateau, and after crossing it, they begin the descent of this penultimate difficulty, before the final climb to the finish at Passo Brocon (1st category, ^ 1610 m / 11.9 km at 6.5%). At first glance, on the map, it might appear that there's a final circuit to this stage, but in reality the finish is just before rejoining the main road from which they've made a near-loop, passing through Castello Tesino.

Below you'll find the hourly itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route for stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 17e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 17th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 17th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

18/ Thursday, May 23, 2024 - Fiera di Primiero > Padova - 178 km

On the Thursday of the final week of the Giro d'Italia 2024, stage 18 will be a transition stage, with the only difficulty being the climb to Lamon (4th category), fairly soon after the start from Fiera di Primiero. Thereafter, the stage is mainly downhill, with the exception of a small bump after the Valdobbiadene sprint, the Intergiro sprint in Villorba and the bonus sprint in Martellago, before the totally flat finish in Padova.

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 18e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the dix-eighth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the dix-eighth stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

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19/ Friday May 24, 2024 - Mortegliano > Sappada - 157 km

The profile of this 19th stage is pretty much the exact opposite of the previous one, with the road rising almost from the start, with the sprint at Peonis and 3 difficulties at the end of the stage. The Intergiro sprint is at the foot of the first difficulty, at Paularo. This is the climb to Passo Duron (2nd category, ^ 1076 m / 4.4 km at 9.7%). After descending this, the riders will find the climb to Sella Valcalda (3rd category) and after descending this, the road gradually rises towards the Cima Sappada (2nd category, ^ 1290 m / 8.5 km at 4.7%) and the finish in Sappada will be reached after a short climb too.

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the route of the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 19e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the dix-9th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the dix-9th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

20/ Saturday, May 25, 2024 - Alpago > Bassano del Grappa - 184 km

The penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 is divided into two parts: the first part is fairly flat, with only the short but steep Muro di Ca del Poggio and the Posagno sprint, but it's when the riders arrive on the circuit they ride twice before heading for the finish that things get tough!

On the circuit they start from Semorzo del Grappa, they find the 1st category Monte Grappa climb (^ 1675 m / 18.1 km at 8.1%), which they climb twice. On the downhill side of the climb is another small climb, towards what will be the bonus sprint to Il Pianaro on the second run (in the profile below, it's wrongly indicated as the first run, sorry!). At the bottom of the descent, as they start the second climb, they're still battling it out for the Intergiro sprint of Semonzo del Grappa. After the second descent, and thus the bonus sprint, they head from Romano d'Ezzelino to the finish in Bassano del Grappa.

Below you'll find the time itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 20e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 20th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 20th stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

21/ Sunday May 26, 2024 - Rome > Rome - 125 km

The very last stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024 involves a major transfer to Rome, where the riders will find a stage more or less identical to last year's, with just one small change to the final circuit, which will go a little less far to the northwest. Once again, a convoluted course awaits them, beginning with a virtually straight line to the seaside at Lido di Castel Fusano, where they will then turn around to follow the same route in the opposite direction back up to the starting point, then continue a little further north before reaching a circuit in the center of Rome, where the final finish will take place after 9 crossings of the finish line (they complete 8 laps of a 9,5 km (compared with 13.6 km last year) after the first pass; At the 3rd and 7th passes they will compete in the intermediate and bonus sprints respectively, while at the 5th pass on Piazza Venezia they will compete in the Intergiro sprint).

Below you'll find the itinerary, profile and OpenStreetMap of the 21st stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024. Click on images to enlarge.
The profile of the 21e stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The time- and route schedule of the 21st stage of the Tour of Italy 2024 The race route of the 21st stage of the Tour of Italy 2024

The Giro d'Italia 2024 route in Google Earth

Would you prefer to explore the route of these 21 stages of the Giro d'Italia 2024, 107th edition of the Giro d'Italia, in Google Earth, or take a virtual flyover over one or more of them? You can do so by opening the KMZ file (a compressed KML file) below in Google Earth:
The Tour of Italy 2024 race route in Google Earth

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  1. Thank you for the route kmlfiles. And of course for all the others,

    | Vitus | Saturday 04 May 2024 om 21h47

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