The scenery surprised us, it was really outstandingly beautiful, and we felt welcomed by the local people. We always felt very well looked after on this trip, and in safe hands.. I have already recommended this trip to my friends, and I greatly look forward to more cycling adventures with you in the future. A heartfelt thank you for sharing this corner of the world with us, and our cameras...!
Jen Parson on Vietnam - Northeast
It truly is about the journey and not the destination on your tours with everyday providing spectacular scenery, cultural exposure, friendship and just plain good fun amongst a few, sometimes tired, cyclists. The accommodation and food were top shelf, as it was on my previous tour, and Echo and Cathy did a wonderful job of ensuring we had the opportunity to taste our way through this area of China. Yunnan provided some dramatic landscapes that I am pleased I was there to see and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who thinks that maybe they could climb a hill or two. You may find yourself climbing a mountain or two, but that all comes with the service and support of David, Echo, Cathy and Lee.
Jan - Bribie Island, QLD on China - Yunnan
A well paced meander along the eastern shores of a fascinating country discovering a little visited part of the world with spectacular scenery, smooth roads, and a safe and clean environment.
Kevin Edkins - Stratfod-Upon-Avon on Taiwan
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 - South
I can’t imagine there’s a better way to explore Mongolia than by bike, the landscapes and terrain are stunning and surprisingly varied. The cycling is not overly technical but does have some very small sections of steep downhill, challenging climbs on loose surfaces and fun river crossings to keep it exciting everyday. Nights are very relaxed and spent resting tired legs, chatting with a beer and watching the herders bring their flocks home. You also get the added benefit of the sky being totally unspoiled by light pollution so the stars are amazing on clear nights.
Keith Evans - London on Mongolia
A wonderful trip and a fantastic way to get a glimpse into the lives of the local peoples whilst enjoying great cycling amongst the most stunning scenery imaginable. Expertly run by David whose inexhaustible supply of good humour, energy and beer, in conjunction with his local team, meant even the toughest days were superb fun.
Phil Hurcom on Vietnam - Northeast
What a good decision it turned out to be; What a great company Painted Roads was to deal with. From my first general enquiry through to booking the tour, David Walker (Painted Roads) made every step just so easy. Nothing was too much trouble. David’s and his trusty teams easy / professional style and absolute attention to our every need and whim leading up to and during our tour was faultless.
Peter Dearle on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
David's attention to not only the cycling details, but the well-being of all his guests is obvious as he takes time to chat with everyone out on the road managing to make sure everyone is comfortable. All I can say is that if you are after a relaxing cycling holiday with good company then i really don't think you can go wrong with Painted Roads, David will answer any questions about what the tour involves and what you should be prepared for - I can't wait for the next tour!
Mark Hoskins - United Kingdom on Taiwan
The experience that David has with cycling tours truly exhibits with his leadership and organisational skills. Everything from accommodation, navigation, food and refreshments is well catered for. His knowledge of the road/track travelled is inspiring. His team of Echo, Cathy (accommodation, food, guide and mental support) and Lee mechanic/driver, really know their environment. Yunnan has it all, hills, mountains and cobbles. So many tours where to next? Thanks again for a fantastic journey.
Deb, Bribie Island Australia. on China - Yunnan
Due mainly to my personal circumstances this is the second time that I have participated on the Yunnan tour in 12 months. Of course I would not have contemplated repeating my Yunnan experience if I did not consider that it was the best of the 10 tours that I have been on over the last 5 years. If anything I would say the 2016 tour was even more enjoyable than my 2015 experience. From the routes, tea breaks, accommodation, food, scenery, guides and drivers I did not hear one word of criticism from anybody in the group. This success is based on the personality, efficiency and dedication of the leader, David Walker and his template should be followed by all tour leaders.
Arthur Brittenden on China - Yunnan