Hello fellow adv lovers! This is my shot at " day trippin" ! Excuse me for my weird English, as this is not my motherlanguage. This is me:JP the 32year adventure lover: So this trip started somewhere around July 2020.... There's a group (4 riders, me included) of friends where i chit chat with for a couple of years on whatsapp and real life. But all those guys ride onroad..... And i am the only dirt eater in the group... well, i was untill this guy came in the chat: Meet Cagaty: the friendly Turk on the T7. He lives in Amsterdam, wich is a 2hour ride to my place. Little did i know in 2020, but this guy started riding adv... So when i found out he had a T7, i knew enough! This guy is going to be my adv buddy! So i copied his number on whatsapp, and took him on a " private" chat. (this sounds bad) We started chatting about adv riding etc, and we decided to ride some dirt together. I have a 60ish KM offroad loop close to home and asked him if he wanted to join me on that. He obviously did, as there are NO trails to Amsterdam within and hour of riding. fast forward: the ride was really good, and he got to play on my local playground with some dirttracks, small hillclimbs, some deep loose sand etc. It was after this day of riding we decided we had to get a bigger challenge on our bikes! So the plan was to ride some days in the spanish pyrenees on the TET. The northern part of spain that is. We would also do the desert loop near Zaragoza. That way we would have dense forest, desert, hills, mountains and all in between! The plan was made: we would rent a van, drive it all the way to the border of france and spain at the beginning of the Pyrenees where i have friends with a house where we could park the van safely. Ride for a couple of days, and return to the van...... Fast forward: 4 days before the trip......... SHIT, spain is a red zone, and i can not afford to go in quarantine for 2 weeks and not get paid. Change of plans..... Italy is still an orange zone and would also have mountains etc! We would even get to see snow from up close. Just no desert, but that's ok! So we would ride TET Italy!!!! The plan was to drive the van near Genova, park it ride the entire TET to Torino, get back to the van, and ride home!!!!