The Valle del Chiese, whose name hails from the river that crosses the valley, is an area of Trentino where you can enjoy plenty of breathtaking landscapes. Within a few kilometers, you go from the “Idro Lake" natural area to the Val di Fumo mountains up to the peaks of the Carè Alto and the Lobbie and Adamello glaciers. “Idroland”, that will host the departure of the last stage of the 2021 Tour of the Alps, is characterized by the presence of a large colony of swallows and the hoopoe.
The pearl of Garda Lake. Like a precious gem, this is how Riva del Garda is defined. The microclimate of the lake, the long beaches and an enchanting panorama have inspired the greatest poets in history. A vacation in Riva can offer a variety of experiences, with sports in first place: sailing and windsurfing, but also trekking, mountain bike, climbing, tennis and rowing. And even road cycling, as in 2021 the grand finale of the Tour of the Alps takes place here.
Despite the limited mileage, the route of the last stage could bring some surprising attacks. In fact, apart from the first 20 km, completely flat, the remaining distance of the stage is studded with climbs of different length and gradient. The first hill will be the panoramic ascent of Selle Giudicarie. After the climb, before reaching the final circuit of Riva del Garda, the riders be facing the ascents to Passo Duron (6.4 km to 7.9%) and Valico del Ballino. From there we will move towards the Tenno Lake to reach Riva’s finish line for the first time. At this point only 40 kilometers will be remaining in the 2021 Tour of the Alps: two laps of the final circuit including the Pranzo climb.
From the last time atop, only 12 km will be missing to the finish in Piazza Garibaldi, most of which to be covered on a fast descent.