Jay Petervary just got back from Italy racing in a bikepacking event, Italy Divide. It was 850km of, non-stop, type 2 fun. He finished first. Jay was there 2 years ago helping to establish the sport of bikepacking and the 1st event of its kind. There are now 30+ bikepacking events in Italy.
Here is an inspiring video from Salsa Cycles that just got released from that first journey. "I highly encourage you to take the time to watch it. It will be worth your time - trust me, " says Jay. https://vimeo.com/166807927