The first three stages of the race are already known, with two in Yorkshire and a third finishing in London as the Tour returns to the UK for a fourth time between July 5 and 7.
On July 8, the race will resume in France, with Froome bracing himself for a bumpy ride.
Froome followed first British winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 champion, into the yellow jersey in July with a peerless climbing performance and three stage wins.
The 28-year-old Kenya-born Team Sky rider is sure to begin the 2014 edition as favourite, but he is concerned about the rumours that the Tour will return to the cobbles of northern France used for fabled one-day race Paris-Roubaix.
The 2010 Tour included a spectacular stage to Arenberg, when Geraint Thomas was second to Thor Hushovd, but a number of podium contenders' races ended on a day described as "carnage" by Wiggins.
"It's the unknown factor that worries me about cobbles, not necessarily being dropped," Froome told Cycling News last week.
"What worries me about cobbles are the crashes, the mechanical problems.
"A mechanical problem in the wrong moment of the race when things are kicking off could lead to you losing the Tour. I'm not a big fan of that."
Froome won the Tour due to his ability in the mountains and time-trials, attributes which will make him favourite once again for a race which begins in Leeds on July 5.
The opening stage to Harrogate is expected to end in a sprint, giving Mark Cavendish, 25 times a Tour stage winner, the chance to take the race leader's yellow jersey in his mother's home town.
The second, hilly stage is from York to Sheffield and could shake up the general classification standings, before another stage which is expected to end in a sprint, the third stage from Cambridge to The Mall in central London.
The race last visited the UK in 2007, when a Westminster prologue was followed by a stage through Kent. Previous visits were in 1974 and 1994.