Trento – Lavarone
The sixth stage is as new as uncommon leading out of the Etsch valley – with the start at 200 metres in altitude – up to Alpe Cimbra, the high plains of Folgaria, Luserna and Lavarone. In actual fact, the field doesn't conquer a mountain but climbs one – in steps. As a result, the netto climb of some 1,000 metres of climbing finally cumulates to more than 2,000 metres of climbing.
The first step has to be mastered at the local mountain of Trento called Cimirolo Pass which will be reached by passing the sun-kissed suburb of Oltrecastello. After the mountain has been encircled a small forest path will lead back down with a single trail past Forte Brusafer before it's time to go back up again towards Forte Fornas on the other side of the valley, a climb which starts with a nasty ramp.
Before the participants reach Forte Fornas they turn into the 2015 route to Passo della Fricca which will be reached after a few kilometres, and finally conquered on the road which leads to Carbonare, the end of the second step.
From there on, the 2013 Transalp route will be tackled in opposite direction to make it to the small hamlet of Slaghenaufi. It's this third and final step on which racers have to work hard to Mount Tablat as many small ascents have to be managed on pretty small forest paths and also on some single trails.
The stage wraps up on the freeride line of Lavarone which concludes in the suburb of Bertoldi from where it's only a short hop to the finish line.