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Resting

As PaintedRoads is a small personal operation always with the same tour leader, running each and every tour, each and every year is not possible. So, as a farmer allows his finest field to rest from time to time, we allow some tours to lay fallow as new ones come along. Fear not though, these classics will be back.

Our Tours in category "Resting"

  • Taiwan - North to South

    Formosa - Cycling The Beautiful Island

    Dates: No dates available at this time.

    Taiwan, off of the east coast of the People’s Republic of China, is perhaps Asia’s best-kept cycling secret. Only 400 kilometres in length the island formerly known as Isla Formosa - The Beautiful Isle, packs in a huge amount. The central area is a range of mountains reaching up to four-thousand metres above sea level. The west coast, from Taipei to Kaohsiung is the industrial heartland where most of the nations twenty-four million inhabitants dwell, whilst the rugged east coast where this tour runs offers stunning views and wonderful cycling on dedicated cycleways and deserted byways. 

    Taiwan, an undiscovered cyclists paradise.

    Total Days: 11 | Cycling Days: 8 | Difficulty: 6/10 | Daily Average: 75km | See more information, dates & prices »

  • Mongolia Grand Odyssey

    Bulgan, Khangai & Gobi Desert cycling adventure

    Dates: No dates available at this time.

    By invitation only.

    LabRat Runs have quickly become a PaintedRoads tradition. A group of easygoing and adventurous regulars, The LabRats annually sate their appetite for adventure by joining the inaugural running of a PaintedRoads adventure tour.

    The third and final in the trilogy of PaintedRoads Mongolia LabRat Runs, this journey will take us on our most eclectic Mongolian odyssey yet. 

    We begin with a classic train trip across the Mongolian Steppe, before mounting or bicycles and heading south across the Bulgan hills, the beautiful green Khangai mountains and onwards to the fabled Gobi Desert. 

    Total Days: 20 | Cycling Days: 15 | Difficulty: 7/10 | Daily Average: 56km | See more information, dates & prices »

  • China - Sichuan Tibet

    A Journey Through The Mountains of Eastern Tibet

    Dates: No dates available at this time.

    Tibet is an almost fabled land that many long to visit but few do. For most people when thinking of Tibet it is of Lhasa, the Potala Palace, and Everest, the Tibet of the classic Lhasa to Kathmandu ride. This is the Tibet of The Autonomous Region which unfortunately suffers travel restrictions and the need for foreign travel permits, permits that are all too frequently not issued or withheld.

    The Tibetan region of Kham in Sichuan Province fortunately suffers no such restrictions and is open for anyone holding a Chinese visa. Having explored the area several times by bike during the first decade of this century it has long been David’s desire to run a tour in Kham. This is a truly Tibetan experience with soaring mountains, hight passes, open pastures and narrow valleys. There are monasteries and monks, yaks and barley, and cowboys on motorbikes. The tour also boasts lower sleeping altitudes, comfortable hotels, and the absolutely wonderful cuisine of Sichuan - Kham offers an excellent opportunity for a cycling adventure in a most exotic land.

    Total Days: 16 | Cycling Days: 11 | Difficulty: 9/10 | Daily Average: 86km | See more information, dates & prices »

  • China - Sichuan Tibet

    China's Sichuan Province. Exploring Eastern Tibet.

    Dates: No dates available at this time.

    PaintedRoad’s LabRat Runs are annual events where adventurous riders with a sense of adventure are invited to join a first time tour in an exotic far flung destination. As a first tour the unexpected should be expected, and accepted, hence a keen sense of humour is a valuable asset. The sense of humour though is not only for when things don’t go quite to plan, LabRats are a great fun group to travel with, always as quick with a laugh as they are for an adventure, and a post ride beer.

    With LabRat Runs being prototypes, if we are unsure whether or not to include something, be it a day’s ride, a rest day venue, a restaurant, a bar, or a place to sleep, we generally throw it into the mix, just to see how it works. So as a LabRat you get to try it all, be it an extra rest day, an unexpected mountain, or one more day on a tropical beach.

    2018 - Sichuan - Kham Tibet.

    Following on the tremendous success of last year's LabRat Run which explored the wonderful wilderness of the Mongolian Steppe, David and Echo would like to invite adventurous riders to join them this year in China's high Tibetan landscape of Kham, in Sichuan Province. With passes as high as 4600 metres, Tibetan culture and architecture, yaks and eagles, roads of perfect bitumen, gravel, and rock, and long long climbs and downhills that that go on for an hour we have an epic adventure in the making. We are unsure of where to have the restudy, so ever thrown a couple in just to see how things work out.

    Total Days: 16 | Cycling Days: 11 | Difficulty: 9/10 | Daily Average: 86km | See more information, dates & prices »

  • Mongolia Altai

    Mongolia's Alti Mountains

    Dates: June 2020

    Total Days: 15 | Cycling Days: 10 | Difficulty: 8/10 | Daily Average: 55km | See more information, dates & prices »