Thailand & Laos
Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Thailand & Laos cycling holidays...
Penny Weir, Avimore, Scotland
Thank you for such a great trip to Laos/Thailand - what a magical country. A great experience.
Mark Hoskins , Wolverhampton, England, UK
A great trip David and Ken were great guides and provided plenty of information about Laos. An awesome way to see this magnificent country; far better than from the back of an air-conditioned bus. I met a great group of fellow travellers. This holiday will be remembered for a long time.
Dave and Eve Jones, Malmesbury, England, UK
We had a hoot, and enjoyed ourselves immensely, as well as making a number of good new friends. It was hard going, but enjoyable none-the-less, and despite eating like horses, we came back 0.5 stone lighter !!! I think the biggest testimony is that we are all planning another trip for 2012 '“ same group, same tour leader. We had a fantastic time. Thank you!
Helen Young , Chiswick, London, UK
A great trip '“ well-planned, good tour leaders/team spirit and a fantastic, challenging way to see a beautiful & unspoilt country.
Sean Schofield, , London, England, UK
Thanks to everyone at redspokes. I had an amazing time and definitely would go on another redspokes trip.
Debbie Glenwright , Townsville Australia
Cycling in Laos was excellent as the trip combined the challenge of ridingthrough some beautiful hilly countryside, while at the same time taking inmany different cultural experiences. The homestay with the local villagerswas the highlight of the trip.
Nicola Hardie , Singapore
The amazing opportunity this trip provides to really truly understand Laos as a country, understand at first hand some of the issues it faces on its road to development and really meet the people.
Their lives are lived on the roads in front of their wooden huts, so on a bike you have every opportunity to understand it, interact and even participate in their life via a homestay. Outside the capital, they live in the middle ages '“ limited electricity, no running water, wood huts cooking on fire, the cooking area is the same as the living room and the bedroom. This trip gave us a unique opportunity to live with them (with a homestay) and realise that although they may not have much materially, they gain everything in the richness of their family and community support. Something we have long lost in more developed countries......making me wonder if development, although inevitable, will really bring these people more happiness.
The local Laos team were outstanding and great to be with - Khen, Daolit, May and Khen the driver. They're committed to what they do and obviously enjoy it - Khen had some of his family helping at various points.
Ken and Daolit have excellent English and interpersonal skills and good local knowledge; they give useful cultural dimensions which is useful.I loved Laos - a special trip - one of my best adventures so far: it combined activity, beautiful scenery, great people, delicious food and cultural insights.