The first country encountered by most overland travellers is obviously France. So here is the moderately direct route I took to get to Marseille. For all but 90km, I rode on Routes Nationales, the equivalent of A-roads in the UK. This is because autoroutes often have tolls, I wanted to relax and be able to stop for coffee, and I had a top speed of 140km/h. Click the route for the pics (click near the UK for snaps of where I live).

I know what you're thinking - a quality graphic, drawn by a puppy, probably.


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