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.

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

A fascinating trip through a rapidly changing part of China that gives the visitor more of a view of the "new" country that's emerging than more remote tours, whilst still providing dramatic scenery, great food, challenging but manageable riding, with an opportunity to test yourself against the Pros on the last day, and the usual Painted Roads exemplary levels of service and company from David, Echo and the local team

Phil Hurcom - London. on China - South

Not often that a tour genuinely exceeds all expectations – this one most certainly did ! The route was a constant delight in terms of changing spectacular scenery, and it was a rare opportunity to see a totally unspoilt region of Vietnam. The overall organisation of the tour, and the role played by leaders and support was great, but sufficiently light touch. No hesitation at all in recommending anyone who to do something a little different from the norm.

Nigel Fielden on Vietnam - Northeast

The tour was everything the brochure said, possibly even better. The tour leader and his assistant were always available for any assistance, giving answers to any queries one might have. The support vehicles and drivers were also very helpful, nothing was a trouble. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Angela Rayner on Thailand South

We had such a fantastic adventure and we regret not doing this sooner in life. It's easy to see why you have regulars like Arthur keep returning trip after trip; year after year.

David Sulivan on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region

A wonderful tour with jaw-dropping scenery, welcoming locals and cracking food, all led by a tremendously accomplished tour leader and guide, in David and Phong, who manage to make all of the important details seem effortless whilst at the same time being an endless source of conviviality

Andrew Gameson - UK on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special

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

Touring in North East Vietnam with Painted Roads was a unique and rewarding experience. Each day was rich and full with new discoveries: rice terraces, incredible jungled pinnacles, deep valleys, breathtaking views, painted-like mountain profiles, hill tribes people dressed in their beautiful traditional costumes attending their daily duties, rural life, busy local markets, remote villages, flocks of children and friendly smiles. After a day standing the challenge of ever ‘undulating’ terrain, the simple, fresh and lovely food cooked in a local restaurant made the perfect ambiance for a convivial dinner.

Anna Rolando on Vietnam - Northeast

While this is my first overseas tour, the next will have to be truly special to beat this one. Aside from the spectacular scenery, and stunning downhill riding, and engagement in the local culture, the most memorable part of the tour was to experience the genuine friendship and camaraderie that the group displayed on so many occasions.  I was humbled by the assistance that everyone gave me after my fall, and the award ceremonies after each day’s riding was a real treat. Our tour guide David Walker, truly has a special gift of being able to bring people together, sometimes in challenging circumstances, and leaving them with some long lasting memories of an exceptional holiday experience. I will definitely be coming back if Painted Roads will have me.  

David Dowling on China - Yunnan

I thoroughly enjoyed the Painted Roads Thailand Gravel ride because of the variety of ever changing riding terrain and scenery. Your body and mind are fully engaged in the constant changes, making every day go by like a breeze.

Wally Dumont - Canada. on Thailand Gravel Roads.