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.

A fantastic trip with a lovely group of people. As ever benefitting from David’s vast experience of the region to take the road less travelled, particularly by the competition! Cathy, the Lees and Mrs Walker made for a fantastically professional, personable and supportive crew and contributed massively to the success of the trip. Yunnan itself was a revelation with a tremendous variety of scenery, peoples and cycling and by far the best food I’ve enjoyed on the many tours I’ve been on.

Phil Hurcom on China - Yunnan

This gravel trip opened my eyes to an entirely new dimension to bicycling. Not only was it a great time and challenging, I was able to quickly learn some additional techniques unique to gravel cycling that I can use on my own for years to come.

Mike Hugentobler - USA on Thailand Gravel Roads

We thoroughly enjoyed the Yunnan. The local people were really friendly and the scenery was superb. Cathy, the very accomplished cycling guide and the two drivers, both called Li, and our tour guide David of course, made us feel that they could cope with any eventuality. Echo looked after our every need. We also enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers, together with the crew, and had lots of laughs along the way, whilst staying in comfortable, attractive and friendly accommodation. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Pat & Keith Green on China - Yunnan

A great way to see the Delta region of rural Vietnam A freewheeling and mostly traffic free tour of the Delta. A great insight into a completely different lifestyle. A fascinating tour through rural Vietnam, not to be missed. An ideal tour for those who don’t do hills!

Kevin Edkins on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region

Yet another fabulous cycling holiday, our fourth with Painted Roads to date, thank you David. Loved Taiwan to bits. For those who enjoy a challenge, it is a great cycling venue. The group gelled well together, which is always a big help.

Peter Barry - Norfolk, UK on Taiwan South to North

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

There are something like 8 million tourists that go to Viet Nam each year. The whole time we were on the ride we did not see another tourist/foreigner. That is something!  David is a great host who really looks after you and his support staff ensure the beers are on ice when the ride is finished after a long hot day in the saddle. Fantastic!  Special mention to the support staff of Phong, Lee and Hew? who were very friendly, efficient and provided excellent service after a day riding. All in all a great ride & highly recommended.

Tony, Australia on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region

This is an authentic trip around the Mekong Delta. The sort of trip that is pretty hard to find these days. The route was along narrow tracks beside rivers and canals through the real Mekong. The kids we encountered were very excited as we passed by & the locals in general laughed & waved. I think they thought we were crazy! I suspect that they have not seen mad cyclists since the group rode through a year ago!

Tony Web 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

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