Testimonials

What people say...

A few of the things our clients have said about us and our tours. We're picking these at random so if you'd like to see more you can refresh this page.

A great way to see the Delta region of rural Vietnam A freewheeling and mostly traffic free tour of the Delta. A great insight into a completely different lifestyle. A fascinating tour through rural Vietnam, not to be missed. An ideal tour for those who don’t do hills!

Kevin Edkins on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region

Thanks again to David, Echo and Lee for looking after us so well. Clean comfortable hotels with friendly staff, lots of unique beautiful scenery. I especially enjoyed the off the beaten track routes through the small friendly villages.

Pat Green - UK on China - South

NE Vietnam is a very special place, and I can't imagine doing it any other way than on a bicycle - with Painted Roads of course. I was so sorry it was over. Could have done it all over again! So thank you for making it such a memorable trip. Great organisation, great fun, but also great care and concern when some of us were wilting in the extreme heat. And thanks to Phong, Mr Thang and Mr Chung. What a team. Looking forward to the next one!

Jan Livingstone - NZ on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special

The Tri-nations tour exceeded my expectations in all areas. The scenery was specular, like something out of a movie. As we moved from country to country through some very remote villages the locals and children all gave us a wave with a smile on their faces. I feel I have seen the country, not just the tourist hotspots. This trip was my first experience cycling mountains and I was apprehensive at first and fully prepared to use the support vehicle. I gave it my best shot and with the encouragement of David and his team I have come away with a sense of achievement, tackling far more mountain passes than I ever expected to on the trip. David is an excellent tour leader and uses excellent local guides and drivers who make you feel welcome in their country and help to give an insight to the local culture and cuisine. Excellent food, splendid company and awesome riding.

Caroline Gameson on Tri Nations. Vietnam-Laos-Thailand

I would not have brought my wife and sister along on a trip like this if I did not have the confidence and trust in David’s ability as a leader and a person who understands human nature and the psychological needs of the people in his care. I was not disappointed and he proved once again to be the competent leader I got to know on my Tibet/Nepal trip three years ago. I could highly recommend this team to anybody thinking of doing a cycle trip in any remote region of Asia

Ollie Hughes - NZ on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special

The four of us all agree that it was such a wonderful experience and one we will never forget and will reminisce about for a long time.

Fleur Parker on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region

David Walker and his local support teams were top notch in all ways. Painted Roads is truly a high class outfit

Paul Crowley on Tri Nations. Vietnam-Laos-Thailand

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

The NE Vietnam tour was everything I imagined it would be, and more. You can forgive having to cycle up a few steep hills every now and then as you are subsequently exposed to some of the most stunning and breathtaking panoramic scenery in one of the more remote and undocumented parts of the world, being continuously welcomed by friendly locals along the way and eating delicious Vietnamese cuisine everyday. David’s experience as a tour leader made the trip very enjoyable, not to mention Phong’s timeless sense of humour. All in all, an unforgettable trip which I would thoroughly recommend.

Priyen Shah - Singapore on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special

David is a brilliant organiser. Always thoughtful and constantly on duty to help, David and the team made each of us feel special. He was clear with instructions and information and quietly aware of our safety at all times. Nat and the support drivers could not have been more helpful, generous and kind. Nat was invaluable for local information and answered my constant questions with a broad smile. David’s knowledge of the country from a cyclists point of view is extraordinary. He must have researched every road, path and track to give variety to each day and ensure we visited memorable sites. We explored caves, temples, beaches, met monkeys and Buddha’s and were uplifted by stunning views.

Jane Joseph on Thailand - South