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
What I find his most important asset is that all participants get the impression that David is personally looking out for them and that his bottom line is not foremost in his thoughts, giving the result that accommodation, meals, snacks and hire bikes are probably the best you will find on any Asian tour. I encourage anybody who is thinking about going on a cycling tour where PaintedRoads has a presence to first make contact with David before deciding on a specific company - you will not be disappointed.
Arthur Brittenden on Tri Nations. Vietnam-Laos-Thailand
This is an authentic trip around the Mekong Delta. The sort of trip that is pretty hard to find these days. The route was along narrow tracks beside rivers and canals through the real Mekong. The kids we encountered were very excited as we passed by & the locals in general laughed & waved. I think they thought we were crazy! I suspect that they have not seen mad cyclists since the group rode through a year ago!
Tony Web on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
Yet another fabulous cycling holiday, our fourth with Painted Roads to date, thank you David. Loved Taiwan to bits. For those who enjoy a challenge, it is a great cycling venue. The group gelled well together, which is always a big help.
Peter Barry - Norfolk, UK. on Taiwan - North to South
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
our Mongolia cycling experience was mountain biking through immense wilderness, wide open valleys, steep climbs, river crossings, yaks, horses, sheep, goats, and scattered nomad gers (yurts). It’s another world. Think “Wild West” on steroids, missing only the trees and snow-capped peaks. Painted Roads’ drivers, guides and cooks were exceptional. Wild camping in the bush with a portable toilet tent is common, but with a portable shower, too - unbelievable!
Carol York. USA on Mongolia Khangai Mountains
There are something like 8 million tourists that go to Viet Nam each year. The whole time we were on the ride we did not see another tourist/foreigner. That is something! David is a great host who really looks after you and his support staff ensure the beers are on ice when the ride is finished after a long hot day in the saddle. Fantastic! Special mention to the support staff of Phong, Lee and Hew? who were very friendly, efficient and provided excellent service after a day riding. All in all a great ride & highly recommended.
Tony, Australia on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
Thank you, David and the team for a fabulous adventure in Vietnam. We have adored experiencing the very different lifestyles in the Mekong Delta. Thank you for introducing this very different culture, our trip with Painted Roads will stay with us for a very long time. Hope to travel with you again soon.
Jane Slater. UK. on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
I highly recommend doing the NE Vietnam tour as the scenery is probably some of the most remarkable backdrops one will ever have a chance to see when cycling. One needs to see it in person to appreciate all its beauty, local culture and culinary cuisine. What a great experience.
Wally Dumont on Vietnam - Northeast
This was my second tour with Painted Roads and I was certainly not disappointed. Having come to expect a real focus on delighting the customer, Walks and his crew went out of their way to ensure our every desire was catered for. From the pre-tour communications to the on-tour briefings and support by David and the local guide Nat, nothing was left to chance, and we could just immerse ourselves in the local culture and scenery while riding. While this tour is long and hot, there were plenty of stops for refreshments and the cold beer at the end of the day made the whole ride worth it. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys good company, good food and accommodation and of course some great cycling. Well done David Walker. See you on another tour soon
David Dowling on Thailand Bespoke. QQ22/2