This stage is wavy and undulating, especially in the second part. Starting in Camaiore and cutting through Montemagno, the route reaches Pisa and the district of Livorno on flat roads, then climbs up to Castellina Marittima and continues southbound, across Riparbella and Canneto. After a long and mostly downhill segment, the stage course enters the final circuit (approx. 21 kms), with a short, steep spurt up to Impostino, to be covered twice.
The final kilometres are mostly straight, on 8 m wide tarmac.