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.

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 - UK on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special

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

I would not have brought my wife and sister along on a trip like this if I did not have the confidence and trust in David’s ability as a leader and a person who understands human nature and the psychological needs of the people in his care. I was not disappointed and he proved once again to be the competent leader I got to know on my Tibet/Nepal trip three years ago. I could highly recommend this team to anybody thinking of doing a cycle trip in any remote region of Asia.

Ollie Hughes 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

Have had a wonderful time cycling in central Vietnam in places not usually visited by tourists. Passed through some charming villages , greeted by many friendly smiling faces. Travelled on roads with almost no traffic with some stunning views.

Andy Yates - Manchester on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail

I found the Central Vietnam Tour to be hugely enjoyable. It was a delightful journey following the Ho Chi Minh Trail as it winds its way through some incredibly varied scenery. For the most part the cycling is on very quiet back-roads which undulate gently with the occasional short climb – overall an altogether easier challenge than the more mountainous North Vietnam routes. Even the longer 100k plus stages were managed with relative ease, by all of the group, with everyone finishing with a smile on their faces. As ever the organisation, support and encouragement were first-rate, and I thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone wishing to see a different aspect of Vietnam and its warm and friendly people. Thanks for a memorable experience (again!)

Nigel, UK on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail

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

NE Vietnam, following North Thailand and Yunnan, was my third trip with Painted Roads this year. Once again the trip exceeded my expectations with both the challenging but achievable and rewarding climbs together with the fantastic scenery probably resulting in it being the memorable tour to date

Arthur Brittenden - UK on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special

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

The inaugural Painted Roads tour of the Mekong Delta provided an enthralling insight into the people, agriculture and commerce of this fascinating region of South Vietnam. The route had clearly been well researched, and it made the most of the intricate network of tracks, trails and byways which threaded their way alongside the canals and backwaters of the Delta. The stars of the tour were undoubtedly the local people (who made us feel very welcome indeed), my fellow travellers (I couldn’t have wished to ride with a nicer bunch of folks) . . . . and the Mekong River itself – a vibrant, diverse, intriguing, colourful, beating heart to the region.

Tony Tapp on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region