Having David as tour leader and the actual person who cycled the whole itinerary beforehand, makes the biggest difference to other touring companies. Even more, he and his team were ALWAYS at the disposal, even for the pettiest demands, and each and everyone one was solved on time and completely. The tour itself is maybe not for those who lately neglected their fitness (although the support vehicle is always at our disposal!) but cycling through - for foreigners - seldom seen Vietnam backwaters is most rewarding feeling.
Ivan Šikić on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail
Another wonderful trip with Painted Roads, this time the Tri-Nations tour of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Great cycling, excellent food, amazing scenery and great travel companions. David Walker and his in-country teams do an amazing job of keeping us focused on the cycling whilst ensuring we have plenty of excellent food at each break, good accommodation and smooth organisation at every stop. I have already signed up for my fourth trip - it's the only way to see Asia.
David Morrison on Tri Nations. Vietnam-Laos-Thailand
Our first cycle tour with Painted Roads was an amazing experience and one we will cherish forever. The NE Vietnam trip showed us a part of the world that we never thought we would see. We were immersed the ethnic minority groups and their culture, stunning scenery, delicious food and good accommodation throughout the trip. The organisation was outstanding, David and Phong were caring and considerate, making this trip a delight to be part of, and their ongoing banter added much laughter and fun. And the "undulating rides" something we thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for the great experience Painted Roads
Pam & Gerry Vaughan on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special
This was my fourth tour with David and the Painted Roads team and as always from the moment I arrived in Taipei I knew that i was going to have a great holiday - David had as always found a perfect base to start the tour from with a plentiful supply of cold beer close to hand
Mark Hoskins - Wolverhampton England, on Taiwan
If you think China is busy, noisy, polluted and overcrowded then think again. This bike tour explores a beautiful and varied landscape taking you through areas which are still rural and undeveloped. Each day is different, and the roads are unbelievably deserted for the most part. Spectacular descents and interesting winding climbs provide for some great vistas. The tour organisation, leadership and back-up was first rate, and the food immeasurably better than most ‘Chinatown’ fare.
Nigel Fielden on China - Yunnan
I undertook my first ever cycle 'holiday' with David Walker/Painted Roads by riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail tour in March 2018. I didn't really have a holiday, instead what I did get was an adventure that far exceeded my expectations and included magnificent scenery, fantastic cycling, great food and top class hospitality.
Nicholas Croll - Scotland on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail
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
`I came to Vietnam for a bike tour with no expectations and without reading the brochure on where were going. I just wanted to experience Vietnam. Funny thing really... I had the best time ever. The tour was so well organised I couldn't tell I was on tour - everything just happened like clockwork. The guide (Phong), the mechanic (Lee), the driver (Mr Sa) and the leader (David) were also having fun and the bunch of us just reached out and connected with a very happy race of people, living life simply. Cycling is fast enough to cover some country but slow enough to feel the emotions of people we pass - and be touched by them. If you want a meaningful life experience, consider cycling with David and Painted Roads.....but don't wait too long. I'm booking China, Thailand South and North West Vietnam and bringing a buddy or two.
Paul Glennon 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 enjoyed very much of the tour. We were 6 Israeli friends who jointed to 8 British people and used to ride during the days and drink beers in the evenings. The atmosphere was excellent. David, the tour organizer, along with Echo and his assistances have done their best to give a great feeling to each one of the participants, with lot of sympathy, concern and attention to every detail. I recommend this tour to every biker
Dan Shapira on China - Yunnan