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
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
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 Parsons - UK on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special
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
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
The tour delivered just what was promised! An escape from the UK Autumn to great weather, white sandy beaches and a chance to see the Thailand bypassed by so many tourists. I’ve been lucky enough to go on several cycle holidays, and I can without any hesitation say that David ‘Walks’ Walker is the best tour guide I’ve come across. He just makes sure that everything works – the group wanted for nothing and whilst out on the road he cruised effortlessly up and down the group making sure each of us was OK. This was my second tour with David, and it certainly won’t be my last!
Mark Hoskins on Thailand Queens Bespoke
We cycled through some amazing parts of Vietnam. I'm sure parts you wouldn't normally get to see on a bus tour. The people are so friendly and excited to see some people from a different country, albeit briefly as we cruise past. but as we cycled through each town/village, cries of "hello" "hello" greeted us and even the odd high-5. All the kids would run onto the streets to get a glimpse of the tourists, wondering who was visiting their distant world. It was very humbling and we felt like movie stars. They don't have a lot but you wouldn't know it based on the big smiles and waves that came our way. An experience hard to describe and impossible to capture in a photo.
David Sulivan on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
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.
Eve & Dave Jones on Thailand - South
The four of us all agree that it was such a wonderful experience and one we will never forget and will reminisce about for a long time.
Fleur Parker on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
We thoroughly enjoyed our second Southern Thailand tour . David and Natt our leaders managed our mixed group of age and ability to ensure that everyone had a good experience and could enjoy the holiday to the full. The backup crew of Gor and Ton were invaluable in their support, without the food and drink van we would have expired in the heat!
Mary & David Turrell on Thailand Queens Bespoke