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
Travelling through no man's land, our tour guide David, and Phong our local guide who handled the local language and interpretation through the many hamlets, gave us total peace of mind where very few tourist would tread.
Michael Papworth on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
We had such a fantastic adventure and we regret not doing this sooner in life. It's easy to see why you have regulars like Arthur keep returning trip after trip; year after year.
David Sulivan on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
I found the Central Vietnam Tour to be hugely enjoyable. It was a delightful journey following the Ho Chi Minh Trail as it winds its way through some incredibly varied scenery. For the most part the cycling is on very quiet back-roads which undulate gently with the occasional short climb – overall an altogether easier challenge than the more mountainous North Vietnam routes. Even the longer 100k plus stages were managed with relative ease, by all of the group, with everyone finishing with a smile on their faces. As ever the organisation, support and encouragement were first-rate, and I thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone wishing to see a different aspect of Vietnam and its warm and friendly people. Thanks for a memorable experience (again!)
Nigel, UK on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail
Having just returned from the Mekong Delta my second Painted Roads bike tour, the first being southern Thailand the main question I have been asked is " Which was better" my answer " The one your on is the best tour". How can one better great company, pedalling a bike through beautiful country side, good hotels and excellent food, of course the odd beer or three. In my opinion David Walker is to bike tours is what Willy Wonka is to chocolate, it doesn't matter what package one chooses or what it says on the ingredients one can rely on a fantastic product and wanting to come back for more. Mr David Willy Wonka Walker and your team of Oompa-Loompas just carry on doing just what your doing.
Terry Mathers on Vietnam - Mekong Delta Region
The NE Vietnam tour was everything I imagined it would be, and more. You can forgive having to cycle up a few steep hills every now and then as you are subsequently exposed to some of the most stunning and breathtaking panoramic scenery in one of the more remote and undocumented parts of the world, being continuously welcomed by friendly locals along the way and eating delicious Vietnamese cuisine everyday. David’s experience as a tour leader made the trip very enjoyable, not to mention Phong’s timeless sense of humour. All in all, an unforgettable trip which I would thoroughly recommend.
Priyen Shah - Singapore on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special
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 - NZ on Vietnam - Northeast. The 'Eighteen Special
Sri Lanka had it all – coastal riding through fishing villages, beautiful beaches, flat plains of lush jungle or drier savanna and scrub, challenging climbs (and fast descents) to the hilly tea plantations, not to mention the excitement of negotiating crowded townships, and for those wanting a bit of culture, visits to temples and forts, walks around old colonial towns, topped by optional train rides and elephant safaris (where we did see lots of elephants, and at close range). All was wonderful. I recommend this trip to all
Dianne White on Sri Lanka
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
Have had a wonderful time cycling in central Vietnam in places not usually visited by tourists. Passed through some charming villages , greeted by many friendly smiling faces. Travelled on roads with almost no traffic with some stunning views.
Andy Yates - Manchester on Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail