I have no clue what the next trip may be...That quote sums up how my wife and I have been feeling the last few weeks. This summer we road toured from Anacortes WA to Traverse City MI. Our plan was to finish at our home in upstate NY but our trip was cut short due to a family emergency back home. We've been sitting around thinking, "what's next"! Then I found your photo's!
I hope you don't mind if I ask a few more questions as we seriously begin to consider our first mountain bike tour, following in your tire tracks. If you prefer I could give you my e-mail and we could communicate privately.
Here is our journal from a 2005 trip to southwestern France
And our 2008 trip back to Provence and northern Italy http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1&doc_id=4376&v=An