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
We too are missing our daily dose of pedaling, of Tom Yam and fried rice, of swimming on nice beaches, and of your good company. (and beers and gin tonics !) We truly enjoyed these few days – even Eva, which is certainly the utmost compliment we can make. As I told you, I have particularly appreciated your personal involvement to make everyone feel comfortable, and to share what you like with enthusiasm. It is so different from a traditional guide, who simply does his job. We will definitely call you for another cycling experience. But for now, back to work …
Jean-Daniel, Anne, Vincent, Eva on Thailand Bespoke. QQ23/1
David, your tour was everything that I hoped it might be, it ticked all the boxes right from the evaluation of, to making right bike maintenance, managing 12 distinct personalities while keeping your own. Your support crew were fantastic, always ready to help and most of the time were one step ahead of ones needs. The Thailand that you gave us a glimpse of was the friendly smiling Thailand as opposed to the rather seedy commercial tourist spots. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like a humorous, laid back good time.
Terry Mather on Thailand South
This is my 3rd tour with David leading, and like the previous ones, Yunnan did not disappoint. From the idyllic setting in Tibetan Shangri-La, through the wonders of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, finishing in the lively town of Dali, you get a real insight into local Chinese culture and a mixture of different landscapes, particularly great for the photographer in you. And if you think you like the food from your local Chinese takeaway, you are in for a real treat in Yunnan…
Priyen Shah on China - Yunnan
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
David is an experienced cyclist, a professional tour leader, a passionate traveler and a jolly travel companion. The fact that he supervises the organisation in every aspect and takes part in person in the tours he runs, makes the difference. The local crew – professional, friendly and helpful - is the cherry on the top of the cake. No surprise that so many members of the group were returning customers, and that the new ones – like me – had come across Painted Roads by word of mouth and testimonials of friends and acquaintances from previous journeys. I strongly recommend David and Painted Road Cycling, and I look forward to join the next adventure with them
Anna Rolando - Italy on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special
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 Bespoke. QQ23/1
A brilliant two weeks in the Khangai National Park that I'd heartily recommend to anyone looking for challenging but manageable riding in beautiful scenery. The cliches about Mongolian hospitality are true and you will be made to feel more than welcome by both the locals and the support team who, along with David's usual "Painted Roads" level of care and attention, will ensure your comfort and wellbeing are always given top priority.
Phil Hurcom - London on Mongolia Khangai Mountains
very much enjoyed my first cycling holiday with Painted Roads, I’m sure there will be others. David was a fantastic tour leader and looked after everyone splendidly. The scenery was amazing and there was a good balance of relaxing time and cycling
Caroline Reading on Thailand Bespoke. QQ23/2
The tour lived up to every expectation that we had. It was a fantastic mix of stress-free cycling on smooth, quiet roads, lush scenery, wonderful seascapes and company that we could only have dreamed about. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this tour – the quality and thoroughness of the planning, the helpfulness of the tour staff but overall the quiet, unassuming role of the leader who ensured that every last detail was taken care of
David & Eve Jones on Thailand Bespoke. QQ23/2