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    Asian cycling holiday in Yunnan China

Colourful Cycling Holidays in Asia

Relaxed guided bicycle tours throughout South East Asia, China & Mongolia

Painted Roads specialises in relaxed, fun, small group guided bicycle tours in a variety of destinations in South-East Asia, China, and Mongolia. As well as sharing with you our love of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos we also have an in-depth knowledge of some less-well known cycling holiday destinations so we hope you will also join us on one of our unforgettable cycle tours of Yunnan, Guizhou and Guanxi in China, Taiwan, Sri-Lanka, or the wonderful open spaces of Mongolia.

All of our cycling holidays feature western tour leaders and local guides. Our philosophy is based around offering an intimate exploration by bicycle of personally crafted tours through stunning rural locales in destinations around Asia.  Our  tours include comfortable accommodation, delicious local cuisine, a support vehicle and minimal transfers. We want your biking holiday with us to be a truly memorable experience for all the right reasons so we place as much emphasis on post-cycling relaxation, convivial company, and an apres-ride beer in a warm Asian sunset as the biking itself.


A superb tour through a fascinating region, brilliantly led by David and Phong. Both clearly love what they do and this translates into an exceptional level of service. The tour itself is full of surprises, diverse ethnic villages, the awesome rocky plateau and the beauty of the rice terraces. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would recommend it to anyone who thinks they have “done” South East Asia.

Chris on Northeast Vietnam


Visit our ‘Why Choose Painted Roads’ page to find out more about us and our philosophy, alternatively keep scrolling down to find out more about our cycling holidays and read some more feedback on our guided bicycle tours and adventures throughout Asia.

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Some things our clients have said...

This is my 3rd tour with David leading, and like the previous ones, Yunnan did not disappoint. From the idyllic setting in Tibetan Shangri-La, through the wonders of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, finishing in the lively town of Dali, you get a real insight into local Chinese culture and a mixture of different landscapes, particularly great for the photographer in you. And if you think you like the food from your local Chinese takeaway, you are in for a real treat in Yunnan…

Priyen Shah on China - Yunnan

While this is my first overseas tour, the next will have to be truly special to beat this one. Aside from the spectacular scenery, and stunning downhill riding, and engagement in the local culture, the most memorable part of the tour was to experience the genuine friendship and camaraderie that the group displayed on so many occasions.  I was humbled by the assistance that everyone gave me after my fall, and the award ceremonies after each day’s riding was a real treat. Our tour guide David Walker, truly has a special gift of being able to bring people together, sometimes in challenging circumstances, and leaving them with some long lasting memories of an exceptional holiday experience. I will definitely be coming back if Painted Roads will have me.  

David Dowling on China - Yunnan

Very happy to have participated to the Northern Thailand tour, I had a great time. A bicycle is such an ideal way to discover a country! The scenery was stunning, far away from the beaten tracks, the weather great, the food excellent, the members of the group all lovely people. The Northern Thailand tour was the third cycling tour which I did with David as tour leader. And again David proved his excellent skills. Dedicated and very concerned about our wellbeing: faster, or a slower cyclist as I am, he shows that he has a heart for all of us, and that is what makes the difference to other cycling tours. The local guide Natt and driver Gor did also their outmost to make us feel as real VIPs!

Lieve. Belgium. on Thailand North - The Jane Tour

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