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Aniki and Henk Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Aniki and Henk, Utrecht, Netherlands

Aniki and Henk from Utrecht, Netherlands rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

This was the first time with redspokes and was in every way a success. Especially my thanks to Kyrgyzstan guide Aikokul, who made our time even more interesting and enjoyable with her enthusiasm, knowledge and humour!

Thanks for a great trip!

Jean Mc Arthur and Andrew Credland Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jean Mc Arthur and Andrew Credland, Wellington, New Zealand

Jean Mc Arthur and Andrew Credland from Wellington, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Our trip to northwest Vietnam was a true adventure... biking up and down mountains offering spectacular scenery, winding our way through valleys where terraced paddy fields and tea plantations cling to seemingly impossible terrain, being invited into people's homes and experiencing their generosity and ingenuity, eating meals in local people's living rooms (cum cafes), laughing with children... laughing with each other.

Dermot and redspokes did a brilliant job... establishing the culture within the group, ensuring the organisation ticked over smoothly. I can't imagine any better way to experience the people and the countryside than biking it with a group of like-minded people. Well done Dermot: the fact that nine of us had travelled with redspokes before says it all. The big question is - where to next?

Jean Mc Arthur and Andrew Credland Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jean Mc Arthur and Andrew Credland, Wellington, New Zealand

Jean Mc Arthur and Andrew Credland from Wellington, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Our trip to northern Vietnam was a true adventure... biking up and down mountains offering spectacular scenery, winding our way through valleys where terraced paddy fields and tea plantations cling to seemingly impossible terrain, being invited into people's homes and experiencing their generosity and ingenuity, eating meals in local people's living rooms (cum cafes), laughing with children... laughing with each other.

Dermot and redspokes did a brilliant job... establishing the culture within the group, ensuring the organisation ticked over smoothly. I can't imagine any better way to experience the people and the countryside than biking it with a group of like-minded people. Well done Dermot: the fact that nine of us had travelled with redspokes before says it all. The big question is - where to next?

Bryan Pooley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Bryan Pooley, New Zealand

Bryan Pooley from New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

There was not much that a cyclist could complain about on the ride. The organisation was really good with Raju always available to help out when those small incidences such as punctures occurred and the guides could not have done any more to assist us to achieve our goals and make the ride an enjoyable and fun trip. The food was excellent and the camp team were always as helpful as they could be. Overall, a really good team and thanks to my fellow riders for making a challenging trip so enjoyable. An experience to remember.

Neil Kelly Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Neil Kelly, Sheffield, UK

Neil Kelly from Sheffield, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

What an adventure. Be under no illusions, it's tough but the rewards of this amazing country far outweigh any difficulties. There can be few more impressive roads in the world than the one from Luang Prabang to Kasi and we had a real sense of achievement looking back at the distance we'd travelled. The absence of bus transfers with only leisurely boat rides instead was a massive bonus.
We were so sad to have to say goodbye to Ken and his team after all their tireless work and endless enthusiasm. They gave us such an insight into the Laos psyche which, trust me, is something you want to have and keep!

Gillian Pastuch Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Gillian Pastuch, Sheffield, UK

Gillian Pastuch from Sheffield, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Where do I start...
The only word I can use to describe this trip is 'epic'.
I've been on three cycling trips before with another tour operator which, at the time, I thought were hard. I now realise that they were like a gentle Sunday afternoon pootle through the countryside compared to this one!
This trip is intense - but you will get out of it what you are prepared to put in and the rewards and sense of achievement that you will feel at the end of it are fantastic. You will be exhausted (physically and mentally) though, so be prepared for that!
You are travelling for a lot of the time in places that are totally off the beaten track (in a country that is quite 'off the beaten track' to start with). Expect conditions to accord with that fact - there is little tourist infrastructure so many hotels/guesthouses are far more basic than you might expect elsewhere in the world.
Many roads are in a terrible state of repair, but that makes for epic days in the saddle!
The support team is amazing - the most helpful, cheerful, kind, entertaining team that I have had on any trip. Always there with a Beng Beng and a cuppa at each rest stop. Ken is always there with an entertaining (or, at times, terrifying) story, too.
Many, many memories from this trip will live with me for a long time. The children literally jumping up and down with excitement, shouting 'Sa bai dee' at us crazy cyclists actually brought me to tears at times. The Buddhist ceremony at the homestay (with mobile phone interruption) was incredibly special (and slightly hilarious). The shower in a shed will live with me for longer than I would perhaps like.. The view from the hotel on the reservoir was probably one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches as a pre-cycling breakfast will be firmly established in my training regime for life.
This is not an easy holiday. If you want an easy holiday, pack yourself off to a tourist resort for two weeks.
If, on the other hand, you want to see a beautiful country, meet wonderful people and challenge yourself in any number of ways, book this trip. You won't regret it.

Floyd Christofferson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Floyd Christofferson, California, USA

Floyd Christofferson from California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

The Kyrgyzstan tour was a phenomenal way to see this very beautiful country. From the challenging climbs, exhilarating descents, and the many interactions with people along the route, it was a very satisfying tour. In particular, our tour organizer Aikokul was a constant source of information and context. She and her small team did a phenomenal job of managing to keep everything on track.

Michelle Tarvit Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michelle Tarvit, Australia

Michelle Tarvit from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Omar & Elias were exceptional guides - super hard working, friendly, conscientious, helpful and fun! Fantastic group of people. Delicious picnic lunches everyday! Great bikes. Would definitely ride again with redspokes!

Alison Blattman Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alison Blattman, Australia

Alison Blattman from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The guides put in 110%. They were extremely knowledgable, attentive to the needs of all, tireless workers, yet relaxed, friendly, and a lot of fun. Great mechanics too.The bus drivers were were skilled and you could relax in their hands. Each day the ride would be different, yet all were memorable, and many times, challenging. With the Andes as a backdrop sometimes it was difficult to concentrate on the road!

Gerard Veglio Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Gerard Veglio, London, England, UK

Gerard Veglio from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A once in a lifetime, must do trip. Rewarding, but do not under estimate. Super efficient and friendly crew looked after everyone. A small but friendly group of riders made it one of the best bike trips ever.

Phillip McNeill Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Phillip McNeill, New Zealand

Phillip McNeill from New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Overall, the redspokes Peru/Bolivia trip was a fantastic experience with a variety of challenging cycling, both physically and mentally. Fantastic scenery, particularly at the high passes. Also a very social trip with opportunity to enjoy a drink and chat about the experience. Great support and company from Omar, Angel and Julio who were very friendly, professional and only too happy to go above and beyond. Had a ball!

Jerry Bolton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jerry Bolton, Jersey, UK

Jerry Bolton from Jersey, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Superb trip and the only one I saw offering a trip through Peru to Bolivia and staying in guesthouses/hostels. The cycling is hard (but meant to be) and the views are unimaginable. Very good value for a very good trip. This is me at the top of the pass leading into Death Road. Top speed 42.7 mph. Total calories burned in tour 52,000. Longest descent 45 miles. Longest drop 3,500 metres

Ian Hadden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ian Hadden, British Columbia, Canada

Ian Hadden from British Columbia, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

I really didn't know what to expect on a cycle trip in China, as I've never been on anything like this before. Well, it's safe to say, I'm hooked. Every day was a new adventure, you never have 2 days the same. We rode on everything from brand new paved roads to red clay trails, and everything in between. I loved the fact that we knew there were alternate routes on better (busier) roads or highways, but we always seemed to be taking the longer, more scenic, and quieter path. Our guide, was always there to answer any questions , but never once did he rush anyone like there was a time limit, we just got there when we got there. Our support driver was never too far away with water, treats, and of course the coffee stops. Riding thru dozens and dozens of villages, I learned real quick that you should have your camera ready at all times, as southern China really is a photographers dream. If you want to experience the real hidden China, I highly recommend the redspokes trip.

Bernie Sheehan Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Bernie Sheehan, Killcare, Australia

Bernie Sheehan from Killcare, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is an extraordinary trip with challenging uphill cycling but you are rewarded with stunning scenery, adventurous cycling, unbelievable terrain from mountains to rivers. An insight into how the people live in the countryside in north east Vietnam are so reliant on their annual crops and community.

Phong is an amazing guide and such good company. He makes everything seem effortless but you know there is a lot of work behind the scenes.

Halong Bay was a great addition. Very touristy but so beautiful and the overnighting on the junk was a great way to end the trip. Thanks very much.

Sandra Groenewold Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sandra Groenewold, The Netherlands

Sandra Groenewold from The Netherlands rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Excellent tour. Every evening it was made clear what was to be expected the next day. The cycling distances were as described and good to do. There is always a speed difference between people, some people want to go fast, others like to go slower and maybe take pictures. Therefore, our tour leader made it clear that there was no need to hurry and people could take their time.

I think the tour leader Eduardo did an excellent job, kind of a perfectionist. Sometimes it was difficult to find a guest house or breakfast but he was searching a whole evening for breakfast in a town and the next morning he found something. This is what I call real customer service. Also his crew, when something on the bike was not ok, it was fixed within minutes. And the guys on the truck and the bus were always friendly and helpful as well. Only compliments from my side.

Kerstin Sieben & Kolja Stille Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kerstin Sieben & Kolja Stille, Breman, Germany

Kerstin Sieben & Kolja Stille from Breman, Germany rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Many thanks to the redspokes team and the local guides for making this holiday unforgettable! Cycling through beautiful hilly landscapes, lovely people, food to die for- best way to explore Kerala. It was amazing!

Kenneth Carden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kenneth Carden, Cape Town, South Africa

Kenneth Carden from Cape Town, South Africa rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip has far exceeded my expectations - the sheer beauty and grandeur of the area has been awesome. Our support team led by Dermot from redspokes and their Indian partners have been amazing and made this whole thing possible.

Andy Wiggans Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andy Wiggans, Littleborough, England, UK

Andy Wiggans from Littleborough, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I didn't really know what I was letting myself in for before I started, although Dermot (from redspokes) did a really good job in making sure that my head was ready to deal with the trip, even if my legs weren't. Each turn of the cranks got us one step nearer to completing the journey. I am really proud of myself for completing the trip, despite the fact that I had one bad day, when Dave was incredibly supportive in getting me to the finishing line.

You can't control the weather '“ though this was mercifully kind to us '“ but you can control the quality of leadership and back-up support provided and this far exceeded my expectations. It was absolutely superb and I would have no hesitation in recommending others to undertake this and similar trips with you.

Kirsty Anderson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kirsty Anderson, Newcastle, England , UK

Kirsty Anderson from Newcastle, England , UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I can't thank you enough - the trip was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Suitably challenging but the great support from Lee, the Nepalese and Tibetan staff and other (rather more experienced) group members made it achievable and a truly remarkable experience. 

I was concerned that it was considerably cheaper than other trips, some corners may have been cut, but that certainly didn't seem to be the case. 
Looking forward to next years trip already although I haven't quite decided which one it will be. I will certainly be recommending redspokes to my cycling friends.

Tricia Handley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tricia Handley, London, England, UK

Tricia Handley from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Albania surpassed my expectations in every way. Beautiful scenery, including mountains and coast, challenging but manageable rides (I wasn’t as fit as I’d like to have been); wall to wall sunshine (wasn’t expecting that); an interesting mix of accommodation (including organic farm) ; food continuously of high standard (fresh always), a wonderful guide and the most hospitable friendly people.

This is my second trip with redspokes and I’ll be looking to my third.

Roger Troughton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Roger Troughton, Dorking, Surrey, UK

Roger Troughton from Dorking,  Surrey, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A great week - challenging yet with opportunities to relax - this was a real redspokes holiday! The route took us through some quite stunning mountain scenery over to the Ionian coast - and even that was far from flat! Well organised by very competent local crew, we enjoyed really good fresh food and a standard of accommodation that was much higher than I was expecting.

Stuart Malcolm Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Stuart Malcolm, Ontario, Canada

Stuart Malcolm from Ontario, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

Ox is a strong and caring team leader who leads an extremely supportive group of helpers that made the trip easier and more enjoyable. The food was enjoyable and plentiful. Patrick was always available to fix mechanical issues with the bikes while also dealing with camp setup and tear down. Our local Tibet guide was incredibly knowledgeable and humorous.

This is an extremely physical and mentally challenging tour, you will learn and test your limits within a group of very supportive cyclists and crew. Ox was a marvel at keeping track of our mental and physical well being and usually knew when someone was having an bad day before we did. This was my second visit to Nepal and the warmth and friendliness of the locals combined with the stunning scenery make it a must visit destination for world travels.

Chris Cammidge Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Cammidge, Leigh-On-Sea, England, UK

Chris Cammidge from  Leigh-On-Sea, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I recently had the incredible opportunity to explore the enchanting landscapes of Sri Lanka and it was an experience that surpassed all expectations. The journey was made truly exceptional, thanks to the exceptional guidance of Mr. Sampath and Mr. Waruna.
From the lush tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya to the pristine beaches of Galle, every turn of the pedal revealed a new facet of Sri Lanka's diverse landscape.

Paul Bridges Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Paul Bridges, Birmingham, England

Paul Bridges from Birmingham, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A superb trip, please send a special thank you to Phong and his team. Even after the trip had finished Phong was very helpful and arranged our train trip and attended it with us. Maybe it was the Fresh beer !!!!!. That we had promised him.....Once again thanks to all the team in London and Hanoi.

Chris Darke  Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Darke , Oxfordshire, UK

Chris Darke  from Oxfordshire, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is a tough trip with long cycling days and extreme attitudes and depending on the time of the year it can also be cold. But the compensation is wonderful vistas and the experience of very different cultures. From Mountains, to Everest base camp, to bustle of Lhasa and in particular Kathmandu, to the decent from 3,700m to just over 1,000m on the worlds longest cycle decent along a river valley which from a beauty perspective truly takes your breath away.

If you like extremes this is a trip not to be missed thanks to redspokes.

Corina Naughton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Corina Naughton, Dublin Ireland

Corina Naughton from Dublin Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The cycle group were really great, everyone got on well. Albania was interesting probably more developed than I was expecting. I loved that we had a chance to visit some of the ancient sites, even if a bit hot. Mountains were beautiful and swimming in the sea is a real bonus on a redspokes trip!

Family Mulligan-Bennett Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Family Mulligan-Bennett, Bellingen, Australia

Family Mulligan-Bennett from Bellingen, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Our tour of North West Vietnam with our 14 year old daughter was so much more than we were expecting. Every day was interesting to the degree that it was hard to know what to look at: mountain people in traditional dress, a couple ploughing with a buffalo on a scarily steep slope, the school children trying out their English and easily keeping up with us on their vintage bikes, and beautiful scenery of mountains and rice fields. Our daughter managed extremely well with the help of our tour team and we only used the van for around 40km on some of the steepest climbs. A totally brilliant trip.

Angela Thomas Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Angela Thomas, Matamata, New Zealand

Angela Thomas from Matamata, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I cannot rate this tour highly enough. Arjan our guide was amazing. When my luggage didn't arrive in Tirana he followed up to see where it was and had it delivered to our hotel before the start of our tour the next morning. What a beautiful country and lovely people. There was quite a few undulations. 

Julie Watkinson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Julie Watkinson, Edinburgh, Scotland

Julie Watkinson from Edinburgh, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

As usual, redspokes gets you to places that other tourists generally don't see, and that comes with its own challenges - the accommodation can be "rustic" at times! For me that just adds to the appeal... you can't beat a bit of reality once in a while. 

I can't praise the staff enough - I can honestly say I've never been so well looked after on a cycling trip! Kalayar is an angel and nothing is too much trouble for her and her team. The scenery on this trip is fantastic but what made it for me are the Burmese people - they're the most amazing smiley, friendly, gentle people I've ever encountered and cycling in their country was an absolute joy.

Jim Ball  Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jim Ball , Kidderminster, England, UK

Jim Ball  from Kidderminster, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip was made be Mr Chan and his crew. Nothing was to much trouble also all bikes were checked every night problem or not.

Ross Prielipp Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ross Prielipp, Stroud, England, UK

Ross Prielipp from Stroud, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This tour is fantastic. The cycling presents a good challenge in the heat with plenty of climbing but your reward is the breathtaking scenery. The villages, towns, food and culture of Kerala and Tamil Nadu make the trip so interesting and the team of Ravi, Sabu and Jamal led by Raju could not look after you any better. Thanks guys for a memorable tour, highly recommended.

Paula Roberts Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Paula Roberts, Caernarfon, Wales

Paula Roberts from Caernarfon, Wales rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I had one of the best holidays ever thanks to a great route and a great bunch of fellow cyclists. This was a brilliant trip through a country that's changing before our eyes. It takes you to areas of China that are hardly ever visited by tourists and are still largely unchanged. They won't stay like this for long, do it before its too late.

Judy Bedford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Judy Bedford, Leeds, UK

Judy Bedford from Leeds, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

"An excellent trip which was well organised and managed by Claire and her team who made our visit to Burma so memorable. Every care was made to ensure the cycling each day ran smoothly and safely, the bikes were good for the terrain and well serviced every day. The team were wonderful and very attentive I can't speak too highly of them all. The group size of 12 was about right. Loved the variation of the tour with so many places visited eg Bagan and Napali Beach. Visiting the school and meeting the children was a highlight of the trip for me."

Eduardo Limon De la Borbolla Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Eduardo Limon De la Borbolla, Munich, Germany

Eduardo Limon De la Borbolla from Munich, Germany rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I would definitely book another tour with redspokes, everything was very well organized, the way it was run was responsible, professional and at the same time flexible to all of us. The route was unbelievable, breathtaking sceneries we had and Aidan and Bobby (Our tour guides) guided us extremely well making us feel each day alive, active and with a huge ambition and doubt what to expect each day of the tour. My personal opinion in a cycling tour or any other tour depend in 60% or even more in the chemistry of the people you are sharing it getting along with each other, the rest would be how the tour is run and how well is organized, however, in this case, we had a great group, very friendly making us feel be part of it as a nice family for two weeks, moreover the organization was simply excellent. It was pretty challenging due to several hard uphills but at the same time riding with everyone made it more interesting, fun, and of course challenging.

Nicola Bridges Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nicola Bridges, Birmingham, England, UK

Nicola Bridges from Birmingham, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic trip, staff couldn't do enough for you. Rides were nice and relaxed and there was plenty of time to stop and speak the locals while they worked.

Owen and Ellen Cooper Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Owen and Ellen Cooper, Manchester, UK

Owen and Ellen Cooper from Manchester, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is why we travel. The warmth and friendliness of the Cambodian people will stick with us for a long, long time. Fantastic coast, amazing history, gorgeous food, but more than anything, the people. Cycling through the villages and being greeted by enthusiastic, excited people is a great feeling, and the nearest we'll ever get to the Tour de France. If you need a reminder of what's really important in life, take a cycling holiday in Cambodia.

Charlotte Wheeler Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Charlotte Wheeler, London, England, UK

Charlotte Wheeler from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was my first cycling holiday...and I'm hooked!

Great secenery and a lot of laughs; but it was David's research, consideration for the group and non-stop hard work that really made the trip. Thanks for such a great time.

Lyn Kirkaldy Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Lyn Kirkaldy, Collingwood, Australia

Lyn Kirkaldy from Collingwood, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I'm a 57 year old lady who has only been riding a bike for 12 months. I cannot believe how much I enjoyed this whole adventure. I was able to really challenge myself and always felt safe. Our guide was amazing as a bike guide and was so informative and had a great sense of humour. Then there was Mr Sim our van driver who always made sure we were fed, we called the van the party bus as we loved his music. Then our young mechanic Proc (who we called Bruce) who was at my side the entire time ensuring I was safe. I was like his mum and I just loved him. He couldn't do enough for us. 

The whole adventure was far better than I expected I just loved the whole experience with the rest of the group too. We just had sooo much fun. Thank you to my niece Laura for taking me on this incredible adventure and thank you to redspokes for an awesome team.

David Harrison Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Harrison, London, UK

David Harrison from London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Impressed with Mr Huang, everything well organised and able to vary itinerary if requested. Mr Leap, our driver was very supportive and safe. Having been on same tour last year, it was nice to see some variation to the itinerary e.g. Visiting different temples and different routes each day.The specialist guide at the Angkor temples was excellent.

All in all a great tour and one I would strongly recommend.

Karina Lehrner Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Karina Lehrner, California, USA

Karina Lehrner from California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

My redspokes tour in Laos was more than I could have imagined. The local team provided excellent support, delicious food, local knowledge, and a positive representation of ethical and culturally responsive tourism. The experience was a complete gift. The ability to visit villages that have a relationship with redspokes added to the magic of the trip, and afforded us the opportunity to contribute to supporting local needs (funding for a school recreational area).
Thank you, I will take another tour with redspokes!

Justin Lam Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Justin Lam, Los Angeles, California, USA

Justin Lam from Los Angeles, California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



This was my first redspokes trip and it couldn't have gone better. The cycling was both challenging and fun, and I felt like I really got to experience Laos in a special way.
Ken and Choy were great guides - both very friendly and knowledgeable and also incredibly helpful for their bike mechanic knowledge. The visits to their homes along the way also added a personal touch to the trip that I haven't experienced before on any group tour.

Tracey Croke Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tracey Croke, Queenscliff, Australia

Tracey Croke from Queenscliff, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Once again, redspokes has given me indelible travel memories and plenty to write about.
On this trip, we saw how redspokes contribute directly to the communities they travel through making the journey through Northern Thailand and Laos much more than a bike tour. The buddhist ceremony, homestay school and COPE visit will touch your heart. Thanks for another great experience.

Becky Layton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Becky Layton, California, United States

Becky Layton from California, United States rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The Burma trip exceeded expectations! We are now loyal followers of redspokes. The pre-tour support was good and the local tour support in Myanmar was the best we've experienced. Our tour leader, Kalayar, was warm, lovely and knowledgeable. Her team were incredibly gracious and attentive to our every need. They sang, played guitar and danced for us on several occasions! Our on-road cyclist guides were strong, supportive and encouraging. The cycling was challenging and rewarding. redspokes is active in the communities where they do business and supports a school in the Rahkine State near the Bay of Bengal. We stopped there one day and were greeted by hundreds of kids for the "handover ceremony". It was amazing!

Jackie & Chris Bell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jackie & Chris Bell, Rochdale, England, UK

Jackie & Chris Bell from Rochdale, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

A first for us as we have never been on a cycle tour before & are new to cycling.

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the pace was just right and we found the guide and the drivers to be very friendly, helpful, and encouraging. We would definitely consider another tour.

Nigel Fielden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nigel Fielden, Sale, Cheshire, England, UK

Nigel Fielden from Sale, Cheshire, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A really interesting tour - relatively modest on mileage but some punishing surfaces to ride on, particularly in the latter stages. The country is fascinating, the people friendlier than anywhere I've been, and the tour provides a nice mix of different landscapes to cycle through.

Kay Thompson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kay Thompson, Christchurch, New Zealand

Kay Thompson from Christchurch, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The bike trip was fantastic and well organised. The food varied throughout the trip which was great, the snacks along the way brilliant. The locals were extremely friendly and always wanting to help. I felt very safe as the trip was well supported.

Emma Smart Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Emma Smart, Bristol, England, UK

Emma Smart from Bristol, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

An amazing holiday with the most excellent guides. The whole team could not be faulted and were always thinking of our every needs with informative and highly entertaining stories. The itinerary was well planned and varied from beautiful Temples at sunrise to crocodile farms and silk weaving. I would certainly recommend Cambodia cycling with redspokes.

Rory Morrison Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rory Morrison, London, England, UK

Rory Morrison from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Thanks a lot redspokes and Colombia ground crew for an eye opening and relaxing break. From a cycling perspective the holiday builds up nicely over a few climbs towards a more challenging mountain pass at altitude in week two. The discovery of the holiday was the warm reception and seemingly inexhaustible hospitality we received from the Colombian people, especially those connected with the group (mis parceros), but also from those we met along the way. Special thanks to the Colombianas who patiently taught me how to muddle along with some of the latest rhythms. Coasting along mainly back roads we were reminded at every switchback of the grinding individual effort which goes into the raw material for each Starbucks or Costa skinny caramel machiato. In Colombia we had no such thing - just filtered coffee served immediately from an urn with optional warm milk - nice!

Lisa Hughes Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Lisa Hughes, Queensland, Australia

Lisa Hughes from Queensland, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Both Phea and Sokhom allowed us into their lives and experiences in a way that made the tour very special. Without their generous sharing of their lives, the tour would not have been as rewarding. They are an absolute bonus to your organisation.

Kim Mygatt Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kim Mygatt, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Kim Mygatt from Santa Cruz, California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Geronimo and Diego were the best guides ever! (give them a big bonus, please!) The scenery was spectacular, and we had pristine weather to boot. The group was really enjoyable and fun. The steak dinner we had in Bariloche was one of the best ever! The roads were often empty, which was nice. I didn't know Chile and Argentina were so beautiful! I'd like to go back! Thank you for a great experience.

Judith Evans Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Judith Evans, York, England

Judith Evans from York, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip was such an adventure for us. Vietnam is an amazing and interesting place. The people have had to deal with so much recent history of battles and wars yet they are not resentful -they are friendly, lively, fun,positive, forward thinking and proud of their country. The scenery and countryside was varied and spectacular- made so much more interesting by Phong our guide who seemed to be able to answer all our many questions be it flora,fauna,history geography economics etc.-his command of English even allowed him to joke and tease- quite remarkable when it is not your first language. The cycling lived up to expectations- and for me was quite a challenge but I'm proud to say I completed it without having to resort to the support van -even the 26km climb. The downhills and stunning views were well worth the hard toil up hill. I would certainly recommend this holiday to anyone who cycles-a fabulous introduction to Vietnam.

Scott Gillespie Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Scott Gillespie, Reading, United Kingdom

Scott Gillespie from Reading, United Kingdom rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip was quite easily one of the best things I have ever done! The scenery was even more spectacular than I even imagined it would be, although there were some challenging days of cycling the stunning scenery and the friends I made on the trip took my mind of the hills!

The days were filled with some of the best cycling I have ever done and the evenings were filled with some of the best food, wine, laughs and company that I could wish for! It was an extraordinary two week trip which absolutely flew by but had the most amazing time and have some great memories to look back on!

Alex Whitton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alex Whitton, Bristol, England

Alex Whitton from Bristol, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was the most exciting cycling adventure I've done to date. There was a lot of variety in the cycling, which kept it interesting. We started off cycling through the scorched, low-lying countryside to the south of Diyarbakir, then towards the end of the trip we climbed soaring mountain passes near Van Lake. Cooler, but more challenging!
The scenery was breathtaking but the best part of the trip for me was meeting the Kurdish people and hearing their stories. Even though at times it was heartbreaking to hear what they had to say, I feel like it was well worth it, and I have come away from this trip with a great respect for the Kurdish people, the culture and their views.
In spite of their troubled history, they are some of the kindest and most welcoming people you could hope to meet '“ we were treated to an impromptu f lunch by locals who had never seen tourists there before and were excited to talk to us. We were even lucky enough to attend three weddings in our time there '“ the music and learning their dance moves was great fun!
This trip is the real thing - I would highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure wanting to try something a bit different.

Derek Wright Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Derek Wright, Worldwide Nomad

Derek Wright from Worldwide Nomad  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Fabulous!
I've travelled all over the world and been on many redspokes tours but this trip will be remember for a long time!
It's an absolute classic tour if you like cycling on scenic roads no tourist had travelled on. Meeting generous, hospitable locals and don't mind a couple of basic nights accommodation in the more rural parts. If the place stays politically stable I expect in time it will become a must for adventure travellers!

Katja Stille Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Katja Stille, Berlin, Germany

Katja Stille from Berlin, Germany rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was the best of the redspokes tours I have been on. Even weeks afterwards the trip the amazing feeling of cycling through this stunning mountain scenery and across wide open planes is undiminished.
The small towns and villages we passed through provided an real insight into day-to-day life as well as the complex history of the area. Above all, the people we met made this tour so special. In the context of the past and current political situation these meeting were similarly humbling and inspiring and the hospitality we experienced was truly wonderful. Thank you Dermot, for inviting me on this trip and give my thanks to Cilem and the drivers for looking after us so well.

Piero Tassinari Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Piero Tassinari, Meldola, Italy

Piero Tassinari from Meldola, Italy rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Well, it has been the second time I've bike toured with redspokes and again I must say I've been really happy with this Laos esperience. The scenery has been stunning, the contact with the locals wonderful, the cycling pretty challenging; I dare saying ... don't try this tour if you aren't well trained and very determined to face some very tough days! 

The home stay in the village has been an unforgettable chance of witnessing the daily life of the rural people .... absolutely anthropologically interesting! We visited the local school supported by redspokes ... having been a primary school teacher all my life this too has been a very moving moment! The cycling group has been a fun enjoyable crew; I would say choosing redspokes has proved a guarantee of a well assorted bunch of cyclists. Thank you redspokes!

Jenny Nicoll Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jenny Nicoll, Sussex, England, UK

Jenny Nicoll from Sussex, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed last Christmas/New Year in Laos. Know my comments are a little late but I've not long been back in the UK. Do you remember that the tour was part of my round the world travels and it was the first time I had ever been on a cycle tour as well as travelling on my own. I had an amazing time travelling, visiting over 10 countries in just 6mths. Now I'm back, friends often ask where was my favourite place. Of course that is difficult to answer as I've had a great time nearly everywhere I went experiencing many cultures and doing some amazing things. However, I must say that the cycle tour comes right up at the top of my list for an overall adventure. I loved Laos, the people the country and the actual challenge of the cycling, which I did find tough at times.Ben and Ken were both great and very supportive and I thought the tour was very well organized. I was so glad that I decided to include this as part of my travels and would love to do another one sometime.

Lien De Brouckere Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Lien De Brouckere, Washington, USA

Lien De Brouckere from Washington, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

My first adventure cycling tour -- better than I could have imagined! Stunning scenery in Pakistan, which we enjoyed on bumpy off-roads through hospitable villages and on the pristine tarmac of the KKH. Next some cold days in China, and then warm greetings, gorgeous horses and more mountains in Kyrgyzstan. I was nervous in the beginning as a newbie to mountain biking, but thanks to the supportive and fun group, I came away a much better rider at the end!

Michael Burgener Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michael Burgener, Ottawa, Canada

Michael Burgener from  Ottawa, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was an excellent tour with many great memories. I particularly liked the rides to/from Chirah and Shimshal. Ideally we would have ridden up to Shimshal instead of just down (no loss for me since I had an injured hand that day and would not have been able to ride up). I realize it would be a fairly challenging climb up. Giles is a very competent guide and a saint. He managed difficult situations with great skill, applied first aid, as was needed from time to time (I was a beneficiary) and handled changes in itinerary well, keeping us up to date. I'd be happy to go on any tour led by Giles.

Marie Sadler Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Marie Sadler, Dunstable, England, UK

Marie Sadler from Dunstable, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is my fourth tour with redspokes. The whole trip from start to finish was well organised with a terriffic support team, nothing was too much trouble. The cycling was fantastic in a dramatic and spectacular part of the world. Awe inspiring scenery. redspokes never fail to give you a true sense of the country its culture and people. It is also a privilege to travel with a wonderful group of cyclists. The hardest thing to do now is decide which trip to do next!

David Grist Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Grist, Leeds, England

David Grist from Leeds, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Brilliant trip! The accommodation was a lot better than expected for the areas we visited. Would have rated the redspokes guide Giles along with the Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan guides higher if there was a category above excellent, thanks for a great trip. Its difficult to select the highlights, so many but would probably pick the Hunza valley for the mountain scenery and the lake crossing, pity the tunnel will be finished next year and rob the pleasure for future travellers, thanks again!

Pat and Keith Green Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Pat and Keith Green, Dudley, England

Pat and Keith Green from Dudley, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the KKH Tour. Our guide Giles was excellent and did very well sorting out unforeseen problems, Our local guides in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan were also very pleasant and helpful, as were the local people.
The scenery in all three countries was spectacular and the cycling was very varied. Rough rocky tracks on narrow cliff roads leading to local villages, to straight, wide tarmac roads with little or no traffic. We cycled with a great group of people and stayed in some comfortable places, especially the homes stays in Kyrgyzstan.
Ros Lawson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ros Lawson, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ros Lawson from Edinburgh, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Another outstanding trip with redspokes and another trip that begins with lovely accommodation that deteriorates the more rural you get! This is however, part of a personal challenge & one that really can't be avoided if you want to visit parts of Burma (Myanmar) that are as yet un-Westernised.

It is an incredibly beautiful country with lovely welcoming people & an abundance of temples! Highlights of the trip were Bagan & Ngapali Beach. I would have happily had an extra day at the beach & extended the trip slightly, (I'm sure others would agree).

Richard Searle Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Richard Searle, Hornsby NSW Australia

Richard Searle from Hornsby NSW Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Great trip, I particularly recommend a Pakistan only trip if this is run in future. The parts of the country we visited are frendly, have great scenary, and an established tourist industry that just needs its customers to return
Steve Colligan Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Steve Colligan, Manchester, England, UK

Steve Colligan from Manchester, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Tackling the Roof of the World and Everest on my unicycle was the hardest thing I've ever attempted on one wheel. When you look at the obstacles facing you, whether it's the high mountain passes, the rocky dirt tracks, sub-zero ferocious winds, the thin air at high altitudes, or just the massive distances needed to cover -there's just nothing going for you. This was even more apparent riding the unicycle. As I write, I still can't believe how much I had to push my body to its limits to achieve my goal of completing the ride from Lhasa to Kathmandu. It was hard, very hard. But what a fantastic adventure - I wouldn't have missed it for the world!

I would like to thank Dermot (redspokes) for believing in me and agreeing to let me join the tour in the first place. From the first phone call with Dermot he was so supportive and encouraging, and has been throughout. Thank you for that. Unicycling with a group of mountain bikers did mean that I had different requirements and needs to the rest of the group. These were all met without compromising the others and their needs. In fact the whole group were always there with their words of encouragement and support. Thank you everyone for that.

Throughout, Suresh, redspokes' Nepali mountain bike guide and tour leader, was the perfect leader and guide. Having ridden this route 21 times he had so much experience which helped this tour run smoothly and without problems.The Nepali camp crew were excellent. Great food, which was always varied and healthy, whether it was first thing in the day, on the ride itself, or for the three course evening meal. The tunnel tents were spacious and we even had a Western style loo (not en-suite though).In camp we were always well looked after - nothing was too much trouble for them.

The Tibetan guide was always informative when visiting monasteries and other places of interest. Tensing was always there to help you, or to answer your endless questions. Thank you Tensing for your endless support with my extra long days on the unicycle.Overall, I rate redspokes as a very professional adventure tour company. Would I go on another one of their tours? Only if I can take my unicycle!

Ms Deborah Hammond Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ms Deborah Hammond, Washington, USA

Ms Deborah Hammond from Washington, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Some of the service provided was amazing - the guides washed and lubed my bike when I thoroughly expected to take care of my own bike.

Great local restaurants including a sort of treehouse near Tonle Sap lake Back roads travel, visits to small farms and village temples All good!

Bradley Walsh Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Bradley Walsh, Albany, Australia

Bradley Walsh from Albany, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A fantastic trip through real China. Definitely will be heading back to continue the adventure.

Chris Darke Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Darke, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Chris Darke from Oxfordshire, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip was everything redspokes said it would be and more and I am very glad to have done it. It was physically challenging and I wondered whether I was up to it but the planning and organisation by redspokes who know a thing or two about these matters was first class which at aged 60 made it a within my capabilities. 

For anyone who has never been to the Himalayas this trip is perfect to reveal both its magnificence and its magic. Truly an outstanding experience that will remain with me for the rest of my life and I have no hesitation in recommending it and redspokes.

Mike Litchfield Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mike Litchfield, Australia

Mike Litchfield from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

For adventure "junkies" this had it all, fantastic scenery, challenging riding and a great feeling of accomplishment riding some of the highest roads in the world ! Raju, Naveen, Vee and the team were terrific in ensuring needs were met as well as providing a supportive and encouraging role. A must do trip !

Robert Burford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Robert Burford, Luton, UK

Robert Burford from Luton, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

My third redspokes trip, and well done the support team, for introducing Nepal and Tibet in a way which was endearing to the Local people and scenery to be in awe of. Off road and road cycling is very exciting a challenge all round. The cycling is Tough but worth every Pedal.

Mile after mile of scenery and happy banter with my fellow cyclists and Everest was the prize. Thank you so much to you all for making my experience in Tibet and Nepal a very memorable time.

James Ginn Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

James Ginn, Gore, Canada

James Ginn from Gore, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I was totally spoiled by this trip from the great food to the incredible organization as well as the friendliness of the people we met along the way. With a great guide Eduardo and his support team of Alex and Lucho and the camaraderie of the group this was a tour by which I will gauge all future tours.

But in the end it is the spectacular scenery under the blue Andean sky that turns this trip into a cycling dream. Although every day was scenic I will always remember those long rides on the shores of Lake Titicaca as being nothing less than a cyclist's heaven. For one can look at all the pictures one wants but they will never relate to you the depth of the experience of this tour. So all I can say is '˜get on your bike and do some weekly sprints for a couple of months and then sign up for a redspokes tour that will not disappoint'. Hasta la vista...baby.

Aniki and Henk Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Aniki and Henk, Netherlands

Aniki and Henk from Netherlands rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The Himalaya trip was truly magnificent: beautiful scenery, high challenging mountains, interesting and impressive culture. This all went smoothly due to reliable local crew: many thanks to Raju, Sabu and Keshu and all other crew members!

Peter Dilks Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Peter Dilks, Christchurch, New Zealand

Peter Dilks from Christchurch, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Another really enjoyable redspokes trip. It was great to get to such out-of-the-way places, well off the tourist routes and get a unique experience of China. The contrast between the cities, "tourist towns" and the rural areas was very marked and a highlight of the trip.

Tony Tapp Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tony Tapp, Plymouth, England, UK

Tony Tapp from Plymouth, England,  UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A brilliant experience - helped in no small part by the camaraderie and friendship of the others in the small group of "conejillo de indias" cyclists. As it was the first time that the tour had run a few route detours and minor modifications to the preliminary schedule were to be expected; luckily Dermot and his dependable local support crew of Eduardo, Bernabe and Alex were always up to the challenges which were thrust upon them at irregular (but fairly frequent) intervals, and in the majority of cases the spontaneously revised schedule then presented us with unique and unexpected opportunities - street parties, bullfights and an early-morning stoop through church catacombs were certainly not on the original tour agenda!

Chris Reid Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Reid, New York, USA

Chris Reid from New York, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I loved redspokes. Highlights were the country, terrain, Eduardo, fellow guests and logistical organization. I would love to ride with redspokes again.
Graeme Guilford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Graeme Guilford, Waikato, New Zealand

Graeme Guilford from Waikato, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

Had a really good time but found the altitude difficult. I was able to manage my way through by resting in the support van when I was struggling . Such an interesting country, glad I went. Three hours down hill on the death road day was brilliant.

Jayne Wadsworth Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jayne Wadsworth, London, UK

Jayne Wadsworth from London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Great cycling, great people, great organisation and incredible countries!

Sue Finlayson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sue Finlayson, 22/09/2014

Sue Finlayson from 22/09/2014 rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A fantastic way to visit a country and experience the different environments within it. The guides, mechanic and drivers were excellent in their roles of getting us from A to B safely. The differing accommodation through out the trip added to experience. Overall a wonderful experience - well done redspokes!

Rodney Ross Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rodney Ross, Hong Kong

Rodney Ross from Hong Kong rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

What an adventure. The redspokes team lead by Raju and Manny looked after us from beginning to end. They listened, advised, adjusted, worried, supported, celebrated, entertained and helped make a memorable trip.

Apart from the amazing location, other participants were a highlight. Interesting fun thoughtful considerate people, always willing to give a helping hand and teach you how to climb a hill efficiently or adjust brakes effectively, or to laugh and share the journey. Two even returned after a 5000m+ pass to encourage me on the last 1km as I struggled up. A great trip, great people, great scenery.

Nathaniel Lloyd Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nathaniel Lloyd, Zurich, Switzerland

Nathaniel Lloyd from Zurich, Switzerland  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Ox and his team exceeded my expectations, they were extremely professional and did everything in their power to make the tour run as smoothly as possible. Whenever something went wrong, such as when Tobi and I had our flight to Jomsom cancelled for two days in a row due to bad weather, Ox would pour limitless energy into resolving the problem. In the case of the Jomsom flight problem, we watched other tour groups turn sour as their prospects of getting on a flight vanished. We were lucky to have Ox, while the other groups were arguing with the airline he was quietly booking us on the next helicopter up.

Ox was also extremely good at understanding what each person in the group expected out of the tour. He had guides to go ahead with the fast riders, he made sure the slow riders were ok and encouraged them to take their time and enjoy, he always made sure the end of the day was as organized as possible and he was always up in the morning making sure the bikes were ready and the plans for the day organized. On our days off he was also busy working and his boys busy cleaning bikes.

Without Ox this trip would have been much less enjoyable, he socialized extremely well with all people in the tour, and has an extremely large Nepalese social network to draw help from when something needs to be resolved or fixed. Ox and his team were absolutely committed to making the most out of the tour, his guides and driver were also extraordinary.

In conclusion - I don't think there is another Ox, or team as strong as his, in Kathmandu.

AJ Smith Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

AJ Smith, London, UK

AJ Smith from London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Peru to Bolivia was one of the best trips of my life. It was my first tour through another country on a bike and it most definitely will not be the last. It's the best way to see a country - you see everything, no flying over what could be below/sitting on a bus for hours missing everything you past by. You see everything and get a real feel for what makes the country tick. Eduardo, Alex were the best cycling buddies and Lucho did so well on the Road of Death!! Such a good trip!

Rebecca Wardell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rebecca Wardell, New Zealand

Rebecca Wardell from New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was outstanding, had an amazing time and it was really well organised, thank you, a trip of a lifetime!

Paul Brown Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Paul Brown, Cumbernauld, Scotland

Paul Brown from Cumbernauld, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The timing of this trip added to a desire to gain a little understanding of the complexities of the region.
The guide was simply outstanding. She is the embodiment of the Turkish Kurds mindset. She also demonstrates the tolerance of the Kurds and their desire to move forward to a progressive inclusive society within Turkey.
We saw this on many occasions in small villages where locals who had never seen tourists before were keen to welcome us and provide hospitality to us. They provided safety to refugees who told us their heartbreaking personal stories. And they lived in harmony with neighbours of different religions all working together to ensure the peace process is successful.
The landscape was dramatic particularly in the second week. The small communities we visited were curious and welcoming (we were guests at three different weddings).
Thanks Dermot for giving me a small insight into a different culture.

Andy Green Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andy Green, Isle of Wight

Andy Green from Isle of Wight rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

There are many variables which contribute to an enjoyable cycle tour - the scenery, the people, the local history, the hospitality, the accommodation, the weather, the food, the guides, the roads - to name but a few.
This tour improved day on day until it peaked during the second week; a week where all the variables came together and gave me some of my most memorable and enjoyable days on a bicycle.
The Kurdish people are truly generous hosts and I will always cherish my memories of this part of the world.

Rita Gough Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rita Gough, Preston, England

Rita Gough from Preston, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This tour excelled all my expectations, which I should acknowledge were high due to the fabulous redspokes tours I have been on before.
Dermot, Cilem and the drivers were brilliant. Special thanks to Cilem who knew the area inside out, was loads of fun and great company.
The area was magnificent and the people wonderful. The Kurds must surely be the most welcoming and friendliest people. It was humbling to share chi with them and hear about their experiences. There are too many experiences that stand out so it is hard to pick one out from:
Good cycling, lovely people, wonderful landscape and an area few tourists have visited and what a welcome we had!
Thank you

Samantha Phillips Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Samantha Phillips, Toronto, Canada, UK

Samantha Phillips from Toronto, Canada, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was one of the most spectacular trips I have ever been on! The scenery was varied, awe inspiring, amazing people, very unique culture and environment. The trip was very well organised with a daily routine of: wake up to bowl of hot water, eat yummy cooked breakfast, ride all day with lunch prepared for us : ), eat some more, sleep and do it all again! 

Just thinking about it brings a huge smile to my face! It was truly a trip of a lifetime! I can very strongly recommend it.

Kathryn Mayne Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kathryn Mayne, Boulmer, Northumberland, England

Kathryn Mayne from Boulmer,  Northumberland, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A unique opportunity to explore and experience a part of the world with many layers of ancient history and a strong regional culture which still survives despite the challenges of recent decades.
Lots of 'big' scenery with a chance to stop and take a glass of tea in small villages along the way with the most open, warm and welcoming of people.

Bill Silvester Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Bill Silvester, Australia

Bill Silvester from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Another awesome trip. Fantastic support from the local team, and another excellent group. Only problem was it finished too soon - please could you make the road a bit longer next time!

Dave Short Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Dave Short, County Durham, UK

Dave Short from County Durham, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Trip was excellent with great leadership by Eduardo and helped by a very strong crew even though some of them were new. All were helpful and friendly at all times. They all helped to create strong team bonding amongst the team.
Nigel Fielden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nigel Fielden, Cheshire, England, UK

Nigel Fielden from Cheshire, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

Definitely the best way to see and get a feel for Colombia. Wonderful cycling through a beautiful part of the country.

Support crew, as usual, were spot on - helpful, smiling and patient.

Tony Hocking Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tony Hocking, Melbourne, Australia

Tony Hocking from Melbourne, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was well organized from start to finish, excellent tour guides - personable and informed and did everything possible to make the tour enjoyable and the cyclists tour group got on well together. 

All the tour guides were interested and pleased to be on the tour.

Cheye Lincoln-Hill Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Cheye Lincoln-Hill, Australia

Cheye Lincoln-Hill from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A wonderful, memorable and challenging experience made all the more amazing with the non-stop support of the dedicated and friendly crew. We cannot wait for our next two wheel adventure..

Holly Notcutt and Ed Anderson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Holly Notcutt and Ed Anderson, Norfolk, UK

Holly Notcutt and Ed Anderson from Norfolk, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

Our trip to Kyrgyzstan was unforgettable. The scenery took our breath away, our fellow travellers were great company, and the local hospitality was second to none. 

The trip was my biggest cycling challenge yet, and yet has left me excited for more!

Michael Tanner Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michael Tanner, Victoria, Canada

Michael Tanner from Victoria, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip is a great way to see different regions and highlights of Peru. Cycling through the mountains and valleys of the Andes is magnificent and breathtaking (figuratively, and literally at the higher altitudes). Some of the climbs are not easy, but are doable with steady perseverance and a can-do attitude.
Our cycling guides Rudy and Louise really worked to make everything enjoyable and operate smoothly, and Louise's picnic lunches always hit the spot. The Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu were the icing on the cake - as memorable as they say.

Martin Hunt Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Martin Hunt, Tounton, England , UK

Martin Hunt from Tounton, England , UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Just a short note to redspokes to say a large thank you to everyone for providing the framework and support for a most incredible journey travelling from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Having booked with larger companies in the past [and been some what disappointed] I can say that redspokes have got the blend of adventure and personal endeavour balanced perfectly with the ease of organisation and back-up that your team provided, down to a fine art. A most fantastic trip that I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience something quite different. I hope to join you soon on another journey.

Nicola Hardie Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nicola Hardie, Paris, France

Nicola Hardie from Paris, France rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Just loved it! Perfect balance of sport, culture, contact with local people, stunning landscapes off the beaten track, fun, chilled beer time and great fun. Can't recommend it enough.

Steve Cuming Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Steve Cuming, Wellington, New Zealand

Steve Cuming from Wellington, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Yet another wonderful trip from the folks at redspokes, one that allow's you to see the real essence of the country and it's melting pot of people. The North of the country is for the most part off the regular tourist trail and better for it, the people are friendly, receptive and not averse to inviting unusually clad, complete strangers into their home for a cup of green tea. Great company with like minded souls who enjoy riding and something a little different in a holiday. Another winner from the team at redspokes.

Phil Marshalsea Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Phil Marshalsea, London, UK

Phil Marshalsea from London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Amazing scenery, friendly people and redspokes guides and support crew made this a memorable trip for me. Highlights include cycling in misty mountain foothills and the kids shouting "Heeeeloo" at every village.

Laura Donovan Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Laura Donovan, South London, UK

Laura Donovan from South London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The redspokes trip to China was an amazing experience. Two weeks felt like two months. The guides were fantastic and we visited rural areas of China which are rarely visited by Chinese tourists let alone foreigners. The scenery was truly spectacular and I felt that we were able to have an genuine insight into the minority people of China. The Chinese people were so welcoming and hospitable, I would highly recommend this trip.

Robert Oddo Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Robert Oddo, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Robert Oddo from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Great views, warm friendly people and delicious food!!! Highly recommend.

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