The tour was better than I had anticipated. The brochure pretty much explained what we were in for, but it was just so interesting. Some of the paths were quite narrow, some of the bridges were 'interesting' to cross and some of the roads were quite rough but the bikes we had hired were perfect. The weather, well you couldn't have asked for anything better, cloudy most days with a few showers which actually were quite welcome to cool us down. Everything ran so smoothly, just like the traffic, it just flowed. Seeing the countryside away from the cities and the people who were just so excited to see us 'westerners' was great. Definitely would recommend this tour, it was TERRIFIC!
Angela Rayner on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
The Mekong Delta tour more than lived up to expectations. It was a well planned and organised trip with marvellous variety of scenery, villages and towns and waterways typical of that part of the world and a chance to rub shoulders with some wonderful people. David's leadership was exemplary with with client needs and safety always a priority. He and his team led a diverse group of cyclists with great aplomb and humour and made the tour a unique experience in a unique part of the world. Painted Roads are to be congratulated.
Paul Amos on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
Travelling through no man's land, our tour guide David, and Phong our local guide who handled the local language and interpretation through the many hamlets, gave us total peace of mind where very few tourist would tread.
Michael Papworth on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
Having done the South Thailand Cycle Tour a couple of years ago we came back for more. Brilliant holiday: beautiful scenery, peaceful people, lovely food, interesting visits, good accommodation. Painted Roads are exceptional at research, planning, timing, logistics and execution. The days were full but not overloaded and left us feeling fit. There were optional additional challenges for younger or more adventurous cyclists.
Michael and Jane (recreational cyclists in our 60s) on Thailand - North
David is an experienced cyclist, a professional tour leader, a passionate traveler and a jolly travel companion. The fact that he supervises the organisation in every aspect and takes part in person in the tours he runs, makes the difference. The local crew – professional, friendly and helpful - is the cherry on the top of the cake. No surprise that so many members of the group were returning customers, and that the new ones – like me – had come across Painted Roads by word of mouth and testimonials of friends and acquaintances from previous journeys. I strongly recommend David and Painted Road Cycling, and I look forward to join the next adventure with them.
Anna Rolando on Vietnam - Northeast
A brilliant trip with David again and we look forward to more.
Anne and Peter Barry on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
Although some days were quite challenging the support and enthusiasm from David and phong always kept us in good spirits. Their great sense of humour and kindness made it an extremely enjoyable trip for the whole group.
Lynne Yates - Manchester on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail
Thank you for a great trip - it more than exceeded my expectations by quite a long way and I really enjoyed Sri Lanka. I think in terms of a relaxing cycling holiday its by far the best trip I’ve done – I think the mix of some challenging cycling days with the luxury hotels was pitched just right. I really wouldn’t change too much the next time it runs. See you in a hotel bar somewhere soon!
Keith Evans on Sri Lanka
The North Thailand trip was my first experience with Painted Roads following extensive experience cycling, mostly in Asia over the last 3 years. To say that this trip exceeded my expectations including both enjoyment and previous experience is an understatement. David personally leads all his trips ensuring that individual routes are being continuously assessed and if necessary changed to give the best possible cycling experience with regards both to scenery and traffic. I personally found that all aspects of the trip including meals, snack stops and accommodation - the latter appearing to be chosen with the emphasis on location rather than cost, as highly satisfactory. In summary David leads the trip ensuring continuous humour and consideration for all cycling abilities. I personally look forward to my next trip with Painted Roads later in the year.
Arthur, UK on Thailand - North
Having just returned from the Mekong Delta my second Painted Roads bike tour, the first being southern Thailand the main question I have been asked is " Which was better" my answer " The one your on is the best tour". How can one better great company, pedalling a bike through beautiful country side, good hotels and excellent food, of course the odd beer or three. In my opinion David Walker is to bike tours is what Willy Wonka is to chocolate, it doesn't matter what package one chooses or what it says on the ingredients one can rely on a fantastic product and wanting to come back for more. Mr David Willy Wonka Walker and your team of Oompa-Loompas just carry on doing just what your doing.
Terry Mathers on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region