(apologies in advance this a bit of a wandering, think out loud post but I wanted peoples ideas) Is there such a thing as a Trans European Trail like there is in America with the TAT? http://www.transamtrail.com/ Is this just not possible in Europe? Alternatlvaly, I would love to do a coast to coast in Spain all off road, would this be possible? There are plenty of walking routes but I think id burn in hell if I rode the Camino de Santiago on a trail bike! I think for Europeans the main port of call for long distance offroad trails is obviously Morocco. While I think Morocco is the business it is a little extreme/intense for going every year. I suppose what I am looking for is a extreme long distance offroad adventure where the only thing that is extreme is the riding, thus, aside from the riding the experience is not so extreme i.e. "normal" hotels, campsites, food, hospitals, shops, restaurants, culture is all what we are more comfortable with. Does this make sense? So, the dream would be a set of maps/books/GPS way-points of a European route that is 90% off-road. Anyone maybe retierd or lost their gjob, there is an idea for a new buisness venture! As far as I know this doesnt exist. Any ideas? There is one tour company that offer a Trans-Spain tour and I seen a post from these guys that arrange a similar spin, such as wipe your own arse. http://www.trailbiketours.com/transspain.html http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650153 While these are great my dates/budget may not line up with these. What are people's thoughts on finding offroad routes in a foreign country? Do you really need a local contact? I was previously searching for routes in Northern Spain, I found the post below and subsequently bought the TBM back issues, but JMOs routes (at least in Northern Spain) just appear to be a bit of a back road bash which is fairly straight forward, I was more looking for information on where to find start points for good pists or what maps I need. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424216 So any ideas on where I can find a Camino de Trail Bike?