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 South to North
Great companionship on the trip, hot weather, comfortable accommodation, fabulous food, superb support team and David in his natural environment on the gravel tracks close to his heart. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough to Painted Roads 4.28 veterans or new Painted roads cyclists. Thanks, David for all the advice and a truly amazing trip.
Colm - Republic of Ireland on Thailand Gravel Roads
Ten out of ten. Fun, enjoyable, stunning and varied scenery, lovely people, great food and good value. It requires a lot of detailed planning and preparation for a tour to run like clockwork. The logistics with transportation, accommodation, food stops, navigation and timing were faultless. We were a diverse group of cyclists of mixed ability. Health issues and bike problems were sympathetically handled with flexibility and support. Brilliant organisation. Thanks and well done David and team.
Michael Joseph on Thailand South
Absolutely bloody marvellous. To have the pleasure to meet such wonderful people, to visit places some people only dream about, to enjoy the commradery which evolves during the tour is something I will never forget. The expertise shown by the tour guide and his staff was exceptional. At no time did I have concerns. A trip I would have no hesitation in recommending. Thank you David for giving me a wonderful experience and memories I shall never forget.
Eric Lay on Thailand South
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
If you are looking for a great cycling experience definitely consider the Mongolian trip with its wonderful scenery, animals and warm hearted people. This trip is well organized with delicious food, interesting routes, wonderful camping sites and of course as David is the tour leader, a great many laughs.
Shona Bailey. Shanghai. on Mongolia Khangai Mountains
The tour delivered just what was promised! An escape from the UK Autumn to great weather, white sandy beaches and a chance to see the Thailand bypassed by so many tourists. I’ve been lucky enough to go on several cycle holidays, and I can without any hesitation say that David ‘Walks’ Walker is the best tour guide I’ve come across. He just makes sure that everything works – the group wanted for nothing and whilst out on the road he cruised effortlessly up and down the group making sure each of us was OK. This was my second tour with David, and it certainly won’t be my last!
Mark Hoskins on Thailand Bespoke. QQ22/1
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
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
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