The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race. Jerez de la Frontera, on the Spanish south coast, will host the opening stage. The Vuelta will then arc counterclockwise, through the south-east and east of the country before crossing the north and finishing in Santiago de Compostel.