I was asked recently about the cycling routes in France that I have travelled and thought it would be helpful to describe them here.
Peloton of Two is a work of fiction. The route followed by Catherine and her various companions was created especially to complement the story. It’s a perfectly workable Tour de France but not one, as far as I am aware, that anyone has actually followed.
My own travels by bicycle in France have mostly been limited to holidays of two-and-a-half weeks or less. The cycling routes in France that I have followed during those holidays are listed below. There are nine routes covering a distance of almost 4,000km.