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
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
Thanks again to David, Echo and Lee for looking after us so well. Clean comfortable hotels with friendly staff, lots of unique beautiful scenery. I especially enjoyed the off the beaten track routes through the small friendly villages.
Pat Green - UK on China - South
I highly recommend doing the NE Vietnam tour as the scenery is probably some of the most remarkable backdrops one will ever have a chance to see when cycling. One needs to see it in person to appreciate all its beauty, local culture and culinary cuisine. What a great experience.
Wally Dumont on Vietnam - Northeast
NE Vietnam is a very special place, and I can't imagine doing it any other way than on a bicycle - with Painted Roads of course. I was so sorry it was over. Could have done it all over again! So thank you for making it such a memorable trip. Great organisation, great fun, but also great care and concern when some of us were wilting in the extreme heat. And thanks to Phong, Mr Thang and Mr Chung. What a team. Looking forward to the next one!
Jan Livingstone on Vietnam - Northeast
I loved it. Being my first trip I was a little apprehensive how I would go but was able to enjoy the riding and the scenery and have a cold beer at the end of a hot day in the saddle. Some of the areas we rode through were really nice and it was good to not see too many tour buses on our journey.
Jan French on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
A wonderful trip and a fantastic way to get a glimpse into the lives of the local peoples whilst enjoying great cycling amongst the most stunning scenery imaginable. Expertly run by David whose inexhaustible supply of good humour, energy and beer, in conjunction with his local team, meant even the toughest days were superb fun.
Phil Hurcom on Vietnam - Northeast
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 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
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