- After Thursday evening’s start in Gap town centre, two tough new late night stages in darkness in the southern Alps provide the opening competition of 2019.
- Two loops of three geographically spaced out tests south-west of the town form a tiring and difficult Friday, which contains more than 125km of action.
- Saturday’s leg journeys north on more familiar roads. A double loop of two stages precedes the last service of the rally in Gap and a long journey south to Monaco.
- Sunday’s finale, as is traditional, runs in the Alpes Maritimes mountains above the Principality and features two passes over the legendary Col de Turini.