I am doing a 2 week tour in the summer through France/Spain.
I have a Claud Butler D27 2007 with road tyres on (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...h-d27-07-14054)
I paid £450 for this 2 years ago. My question is
Should a buy a touring bike for the trip and other tours to follow in the future? I can have a budget of £600-700 with the sale of the current MTB or can I upgrade this bike for £200-300. I also use this bike to commute to work daily (20 mile round trip). Can I even get panniers on this MTB, I will be taking a light load with me.