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
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
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
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
Overall I really enjoyed the Northern Thailand tour. David is a natural tour leader both for his personal skills and secondly is always thinking many steps ahead to make the journey seamless and enjoyable for all the participants. His enthusiasm and passion for the love of doing this business radiates to everyone around him so it would be very hard not to enjoy yourself on such a trip.
Wally, Canada on Thailand - North
a perfect way to roam free in off-the-beaten-track Mongolia: expertly organized with beautiful scenery, challenging terrain, friendly staff and wonderful traveling companions. To be able to ride alongside bands of wild horses is exactly why I went ... and they did not disappoint.
Another wonderful trip with Painted Roads, this time the Tri-Nations tour of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Great cycling, excellent food, amazing scenery and great travel companions. David Walker and his in-country teams do an amazing job of keeping us focused on the cycling whilst ensuring we have plenty of excellent food at each break, good accommodation and smooth organisation at every stop. I have already signed up for my fourth trip - it's the only way to see Asia.
David Morrison on Tri Nations. Vietnam-Laos-Thailand
David kept the riders together as a cohesive group with his quick wit and never ending entertaining stories. He made sure he always behind the last person no matter how tedious it must have been for him at times, always stopping for photos when requested and never showing impatience at the many delays and demands of the different needs of the group. A perfect group leader. Phong entertained us with his local knowledge of the tribes, rice and hemp growing. He always ordered the most delicious meals and acted as an interpreter when needed. He was always upbeat and funny and I looked forward to seeing him each day.
Thea Hughes on Vietnam - Northeast
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
China Southern, another great trip from Painted Roads. Thank you David, Echo and Lee for looking after us so well.
Keith Green - UK on China - South