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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...

A fantastic trip with a lovely group of people. As ever benefitting from David’s vast experience of the region to take the road less travelled, particularly by the competition! Cathy, the Lees and Mrs Walker made for a fantastically professional, personable and supportive crew and contributed massively to the success of the trip. Yunnan itself was a revelation with a tremendous variety of scenery, peoples and cycling and by far the best food I’ve enjoyed on the many tours I’ve been on.

Phil Hurcom on China - Yunnan

I was not a keen gravel road cyclist but this trip has totally changed my mind, it was so much fun. During the 3rd day I said that it couldn’t get any better than the morning ride we had had through a beautiful valley on an excellent gravel road - but wait - it got even better. There was enough tarmac to allow time for the brain to take a rest for a period as the gravel cycling does require much more concentration but I think this is part of the enjoyment. Beautiful green hidden valleys, lovely villages and people, David’s trail finding was excellent and of course the generous mid-ride snacks not to mention the freshly brewed coffee on demand. This is a trip well worth repeating.

David Morrison - NZ on Thailand Gravel Roads

Having David as tour leader and the actual person who cycled the whole itinerary beforehand, makes the biggest difference to other touring companies. Even more, he and his team were ALWAYS at the disposal, even for the pettiest demands, and each and everyone one was solved on time and completely.  The tour itself is maybe not for those who lately neglected their fitness (although the support vehicle is always at our disposal!) but cycling through - for foreigners - seldom seen Vietnam backwaters is most rewarding feeling.

Ivan Šikić on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail

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