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We are dedicated to delivering fantastic cycling holidays through the most spectacular regions of the world, offering fascinating sceneries and immense cultural interest.

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Lisa Eagle Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Lisa Eagle, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Lisa Eagle from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


It was fantastic to have such great support the entire trip, from our bikes being maintained for us, having a safe driver and supportive guides that happily pushed you along when you needed it and rode with you even when you were stuffed.

Keith Pearce Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Keith Pearce, Aylesford, Kent, England

Keith Pearce from Aylesford, Kent, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was a fantastic trip of a lifetime. I have so many fond memories of it and repeatedly look back at the photos to recap all that went on. It was great to meet so many nice people, fellow guests and organisers alike.

I don't know if the experience can be topped but I'm certainly going to give it a go on another location. Thanks again!

Tracey Binks Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tracey Binks, Broughton-in-Furneess, England

Tracey Binks from Broughton-in-Furneess, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

What a brilliant holiday.
The company, guiding, bike maintenance, food, accommodation and transport were all excellent. We got to see such a range of different terrains and far more than we would have done by ourselves.
I really recommend this trip.

Ilkka Nyknen Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ilkka Nyknen, Finland

Ilkka Nyknen from Finland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip had a very good combination of cycling and culture. Passing through so many small rural villages and receiving such a warm welcome , was fasinating. Its not easy to find places like these nowadays. It would be good if everyone living in the western countries to do this trip sometime.

Before this trip I was a little woried how I would understand native English (Scottish) speakers but thanks to Dermot and Ken and the whole group it was not a problem.

Dave Corkill Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Dave Corkill, Harrogate, England

Dave Corkill from Harrogate, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The places visited, sites seen and area covered over the 3 weeks were fantastic, especially the remoteness of the 3rd week.
A true adventure as this was my first cycle holiday and slightly apprehensive with what to expect. Well at my tender age the cycling was hard but finishing the 100k will be cemented on my mind forever. Also climbing Wanapijchu at the end of the Inca Trail was "breathtaking". I never went hungry as lunch was always following behind my right shoulder.

Evelyn Mullins Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Evelyn Mullins, Dublin, Ireland

Evelyn Mullins from Dublin, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



The trip was really well organised. Dermot, Ken and all the team were so encouraging and helpful. I couldn't fault anything on the trip. The country was fantastic and I think what redspokes is doing for the villages is fantastic.

Evelyn Mullins Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Evelyn Mullins, Dublin, Ireland

Evelyn Mullins from Dublin, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was really well organised. Dermot, Ken and all the team were so encouraging and helpful. I couldn't fault anything on the trip.

The country was fantastic and I think what redspokes is doing for the villages is fantastic.

Nicolas Cheatle Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nicolas Cheatle, Blackpool, England

Nicolas Cheatle from Blackpool, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


This trip must go with all time best holidays, great food, scenery, exercise and saw parts of Peru that I wouldn't have reached under my own steam.

Karen Allworthy & Geoff Messenger Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Karen Allworthy & Geoff Messenger, London, England, UK

Karen Allworthy & Geoff Messenger from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5




redspokes cycle tour was very well organised and flexible without being restricting and rigid in its itinerary showing us the real Laos and its people along the way.

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

What a great way to see beautiful Laos and to meet it's friendly and welcoming people. The route is brilliantly conceived. You are taken on a self-propelled roller-coaster of a ride through some of the remotest and least spoilt tropical landscapes imaginable. A completely stress-free holiday.

A cycle adventure tour company who are passionate about the countries they ride through, taking care to positively contribute to the communities encountered along the way. You will come away with a far greater understanding of the people and issues of the region, this is what makes redspokes tours unique.

Marie Sadler Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Marie Sadler, Luton, England, UK

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

This was my second redspokes tour and once again it was a wonderful experience. We had a fantastic group of people who contributed to the great time we all had. The tour was well organised with great guide/drivers/helpers. I was thrilled to have experienced the real India and get the opportunity to visit rural villages and interact with the people. I think the trip exceeded my expectations and I have come away with a great insight to Indian life and the chance to see areas that most people never get to see. Well done redspokes and I look forward to the next trip.

Julie Niven Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Julie Niven, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

The best holiday I've ever had - it's going to take some beating. I've been on organised cycling trips before and this trip blew them all out of the water.

The organisation was faultless, the cycling was awesome, the scenery was stunning, the people were fabulous. The welcome we received in Ban Faen will stay with me for a long time. A truly humbling experience.

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

What a great way to see beautiful Laos and to meet it's friendly and welcoming people. The route is brilliantly conceived. You are taken on a self-propelled roller-coaster of a ride through some of the remotest and least spoilt tropical landscapes imaginable. A completely stress-free holiday.

A cycle adventure tour company who are passionate about the countries they ride through, taking care to positively contribute to the communities encountered along the way. You will come away with a far greater understanding of the people and issues of the region, this is what makes redspokes tours unique.

Damian King Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Damian King, Cheltenham, England, UK

Damian King from Cheltenham, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


Fantastic trip, very memorable and very educational. Hard work at times but that's the point of an adventure.
If you set out to educate and show people the real Peru, you succeeded.

Nicky Finch Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nicky Finch, London, England, UK

Nicky Finch from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Great tour. Probably the most scenic cycling I have ever done. Loved the combination of cycling and the trek (the trek brought a whole new dimension to things).
The way you gradually acclimatized us was really good. This let us achieve a lot more and put us in a very strong position for the trek.

Michelle Emery Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michelle Emery, London, England, UK

Michelle Emery from London, England, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was fantastic. The staff were extremely helpful, the tour was well organised and I would have no hesitation in going on another redspokes trip or in recommending them to other people.
Ashley Roots Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ashley Roots, London, England, UK

Ashley Roots from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is one of the all time greats! I have never felt such a sense of being the adventurer. Bring it on!
Would have no problems in using redspokes again, I have already recommended them.

Andrea middleton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andrea middleton, England, UK

Andrea middleton from England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I cannot now imagine a better way to visit a country than by bike. redspokes gave us the opportunity to see visit real communities and experience the humbling generosity of the Laos people. The scenery was incredible. The cycling was enjoyable at not as tough as we'd expected and the group pulled together for the larger wee bumps along the way!

Andrea middleton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andrea middleton, England, UK

Andrea middleton from England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I cannot now imagine a better way to visit a country than by bike. redspokes gave us the opportunity to see visit real communities and experience the humbling generosity of the Laos people.

The scenery was incredible. The cycling was enjoyable at not as tough as we'd expected and the group pulled together for the larger wee bumps along the way!

Richard Matheson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Richard Matheson, Leeds, England, UK

Richard Matheson from Leeds, England, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

It has all been said in the other testimonials the most vivid memories will always be of the three most important things: the welcoming and friendly people of Laos, great food and interesting and varied terrain for cycling! A wonderful experience, and a privilege to visit such a beautiful country which gives so much to its visitors.

Richard Matheson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Richard Matheson, Leeds, England, UK

Richard Matheson from Leeds, England, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

It has all been said in the other testimonials the most vivid memories will always be of the three most important things: the welcoming and friendly people of Laos, great food and interesting and varied terrain for cycling!

A wonderful experience, and a privilege to visit such a beautiful country which gives so much to its visitors.

Adrian Parnell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Adrian Parnell, Sutton Coldfield, England, UK

Adrian Parnell from Sutton Coldfield, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I feel that the organisation of the holiday was extremely good. The transfer arrangements from Lima and to Lima were important and were handled very efficiently. I particularly wanted to visit Machu Picchu and Cusco. Everything else (including the cycling) was an enjoyable extra which perhaps makes me slightly different and untypical of the group as a whole.

I would unreservedly recommend redspokes to anyone interested in a cycling adventure holiday and hope you go from strength to strength.

Robert Burford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Robert Burford, Luton, England, UK

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

Dermot and team gave their all! The support and help, routes and accommodation were all A+. The area we cycled in was chosen for us to see the very best of culture and scenery in my opinion! Lots to see do and take part in. The cycling group was the best. Hope to meet up with a few on future trips.

Tom Carolan Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tom Carolan, Westmeath, Ireland

Tom Carolan from Westmeath, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

In short, it was mind blowing - so many things to experience, to see and to savour.I loved Pakistan. From the first day, when we flew in a little plane around the high mountains of the Karakoram range, to the murderous slopes of the Khunjerab, there was always something to wonder at. Mountains, waterfalls, glaciers and icy rivers formed the daily backdrop for our cycling, but most of all, the local people were just so friendly and welcoming. Schoolkids cheered us on, offering high fives as we passed. Our guide, Arman and his team worked well beyond the call of duty to help us on our way.The opportunity to see Raka Poshi up close - that for me was the best moment of the trip. To stand in front of a mountain that rises vertically for almost 6,000 metres in front of you is, quite simply, a never to be forgotten experience. China had beautiful scenery also, especially round Lake Kara Kol, and the descent to this lake was probably the single most enjoyable hour of cycling of the entire trip. Kyrgyzstan was desperately poor economically, but the people were just great.The border crossing was epic and memorable - the cold war revisited. There was enough variety here to keep us all interested, from the yurts of the nomadic horsemen to the home stays in the houses of the locals. The food was also excellent and Bishkek turned out to be an appropriate setting to end the adventure. I would heartily recommend the trip - especially if you like doing something a little different. As the brochure said, "if you are looking for one of the world's great rides, then this is definitely it". I couldn't have put it better myself.

Ailsa Rutherford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ailsa Rutherford, Surry, England, UK

Ailsa Rutherford from Surry, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

For want of a less clich'd phrase: this was a life-changing experience. I wish I had discovered cycling tours earlier in my life. It's the perfect speed to see a country if walking's too slow for you and buses/trains whisk you past too quickly behind glass. The Laos tour provided a great sense of work and reward for me; the work is the cycling; the reward is seeing such a beautiful place and lovely people more intimately (and not forgetting the odd Beerlao at the end of the day too!). I can't fault the tour leaders, David and Khen, for their continual cheer and encouragement along the way, striking the right balance between supported group travel and personal space . I look forward to my next adventure with redspokes.

Ailsa Rutherford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ailsa Rutherford, Surry, England, UK

Ailsa Rutherford from Surry, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

For want of a less clich'd phrase: this was a life-changing experience. I wish I had discovered cycling tours earlier in my life. It's the perfect speed to see a country if walking's too slow for you and buses/trains whisk you past too quickly behind glass.

The Laos tour provided a great sense of work and reward for me; the work is the cycling; the reward is seeing such a beautiful place and lovely people more intimately (and not forgetting the odd Beerlao at the end of the day too!). I can't fault the tour leaders, David and Khen, for their continual cheer and encouragement along the way, striking the right balance between supported group travel and personal space . I look forward to my next adventure with redspokes.

Jon Langley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jon Langley, London, Endland, UK

Jon Langley from London, Endland, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



This was just what I hoped for, not just a trip from A to B but a tour into and through the Thailand/Laos area where you felt part of the region for the period of the journey, thanks.

Jon Langley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jon Langley, London, Endland, UK

Jon Langley from London, Endland, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was just what I hoped for, not just a trip from A to B but a tour into and through the Thailand/Laos area where you felt part of the region for the period of the journey thanks.
Clare Thomas Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Clare Thomas, don, England, UK

Clare Thomas from don, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic experience, a stunning country, amazing people and a great tour. Dermot and Ken were brilliant and ensured we all had a great time. Fabulous!

Dermot Bailiy Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Dermot Bailiy, Belfast, Ireland

Dermot Bailiy from Belfast, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Vietnam is truly an unforgettable experience; the tour takes you far off the usual tourist trail where quiet roads wait as well as the colourful friendly mountain tribes who are very welcoming. The Cycling is sometimes challenging but the rewards of the amazing scenery make it more than worth while. The redspokes Vietnam tour is an amazing adventure; I'll be definitely touring with redspokes again.

Clare Thomas Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Clare Thomas, London, England, UK

Clare Thomas from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic experience a stunning country, amazing people and a great tour. Dermot and Ken were brilliant and ensured we all had a great time. Fabulous!
Ian Langley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ian Langley, Leeds, England, UK

Ian Langley from Leeds, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



The trip was a great mix of culture, cycling and good fun without a lot of transfers during the trip.

Ian Langley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ian Langley, Leeds, England, UK

Ian Langley from Leeds, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was a great mix of culture, cycling and good fun without a lot of transfers during the trip.
Richard Garlick Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Richard Garlick, Hertford, England, UK

Richard Garlick from Hertford, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was a wonderful holiday for me that allowed personal space yet was efficiently organized - Helped of course by Laos being such a intresting, beautiful and friendly country to visit.

Richard Garlick Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Richard Garlick, Hertford, England, UK

Richard Garlick from Hertford, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was a wonderful holiday for me that allowed personal space yet was efficiently organized - Helped of course by Laos being such a intresting, beautiful and friendly country to visit.
Nina Davis Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nina Davis, Hackney, London, UK

Nina Davis from Hackney, London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


Fantastic trip, it was everything you promised and more. I absolutely loved it, it was just what I needed to feed my soul and I felt totally energised when I got back (plus my fitness level was through the roof!) I'll definitely be coming on another redspokes Trip.

Nina Davis Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nina Davis, Hackney, London, UK

Nina Davis from Hackney, London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Fantastic trip, it was everything you promised and more. I absolutely loved it, it was just what I needed to feed my soul and I felt totally energised when I got back (plus my fitness level was through the roof!) I'll definitely be coming on another redspokes Trip.
Anna Hebden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Anna Hebden, Australia

Anna Hebden from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The tour was wonderful. Ben and Ken were both great; very patient and helpful. I enjoyed all the accommodation and it was good to have a mix of hotels and guest houses. One of the highlights was a hot bucket shower at the stop before Luang Prabang. We had had a very wet day of cycling and it was lovely to be made so welcome at that guest house, a simple place, but definitely one of my favourites.

The food was fantastic too and I was amazed by all the wonderful vegetables and herbs in Laos. As a vegetarian I was catered for at every stop.

Not being a great or experienced cyclist I was a little apprehensive before the trip, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I stayed at the back most of the time chatting with Jenny and Heather (often 3 abreast..... sorry Ben!). We had a fantastic time with lots of laughs.

I was also really impressed with the cycle shop in Chiang Rai. The people working there were very helpful and got my bike sorted for me no problem.

I would give the tour 5/5 and will definitely be looking at another in the futureThanks again, Anna.

Anna Hebden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Anna Hebden, Australia

Anna Hebden from Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The tour was wonderful. Ben and Ken were both great; very patient and helpful. I enjoyed all the accommodation and it was good to have a mix of hotels and guest houses. One of the highlights was a hot bucket shower at the stop before Luang Prabang. We had had a very wet day of cycling and it was lovely to be made so welcome at that guest house, a simple place, but definitely one of my favourites.

The food was fantastic too and I was amazed by all the wonderful vegetables and herbs in Laos. As a vegetarian I was catered for at every stop.

Not being a great or experienced cyclist I was a little apprehensive before the trip, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I stayed at the back most of the time chatting with Jenny and Heather (often 3 abreast..... sorry Ben!). We had a fantastic time with lots of laughs.

I was also really impressed with the cycle shop in Chiang Rai. The people working there were very helpful and got my bike sorted for me no problem.

I would give the tour 5/5 and will definitely be looking at another in the futureThanks again, Anna.

Sophie Lewis Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sophie Lewis, Cambridge, England, UK

Sophie Lewis from Cambridge, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

As a novice cyclist I found the riding hard; but I now can't think of a better way to see a country. Laos is amazing Breathtaking scenery and the friendliest people you'll ever meet

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.

Alan Gillespie Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alan Gillespie, Wanaka, New Zealand

Alan Gillespie from Wanaka, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

In summary the tour exceeded all expectations, the scenery, the history and culture, the changing face of civilisation, the mystique of Tibet, and the physical challenge of cycling through it has been rewarding.
I have had the time of my life!

Sophie Lewis Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sophie Lewis, Cambridge, England, UK

Sophie Lewis from Cambridge, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

As a novice cyclist I found the riding hard; but I now can't think of a better way to see a country. Laos is amazing Breathtaking scenery and the friendliest people you'll ever meet
Margaret Sills Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Margaret Sills, Weston-super-Mare, UK

Margaret Sills from Weston-super-Mare, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I would have no hesitation in recommending Redspokes cycling adventure tours having had an excellent experience riding from Lhasa (Tibet) to Kathmandu (Nepal) along the Friendship Highway, with a detour to Everest Base camp. The flexibility and determination to ensure that we achieved our goals were unparalleled and several circumstances overcome that lesser organisations may have given in to. The itinerary and choice of campsites/hotels gave us every opportunity to acclimatise as well as experience different environments and maximise our chances of completing this 10/10 extreme tour. An adventure experience that I doubt I shall surpass. I would particularly like to commend Gambu Sherpa, our cycle guide who not only rode with us but also managed the whole trip superbly - always a sparkle in his eye, great cycle mechanic and so patient. Brilliant.

Don Buchanon Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Don Buchanon, Shelley, West Australia

Don Buchanon from Shelley, West Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Every effort was made to make sure our trip ran smoothly and it did. I would recommend the team that looked after us to anybody else contemplating doing a similar trip.RegardsDon

Laura Donovan Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Laura Donovan, London, UK

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

This trip was a brilliant way to see Vietnam in an active way. The group was friendly and good company and I felt privileged to witness the rural communities in the north that very few tourists will see. The cycling was mountainous but enjoyable and the scenery spectacular. Thoroughly recommended.

John Goveia Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John Goveia, Oregon, USA

John Goveia from Oregon, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The group that I joined was a bit younger than me; in fact at 62 I was older than everyone's father. There were nine of us. I have been on many biking trips but this was luxurious; tents were pitched when you got to camp and taken down for you in the morning. No one expected two inch foam mats that you put your sleeping bags on. The food was excellent, not only healthy but good tasting, there was even a sort of high tea when you got in to camp.The Leaders and support staff were friendly and knowledgeable. There were three support vehicles and no was left out of sight or ran short of water. The scenery was outstanding and the last three days were mostly downhill. A fantastic trip that I have recommended to all my cycling friends.

John Entwistle Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John Entwistle, London, England, UK

John Entwistle from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

It is rare and special privilege to cycle through such a unique and truly breathtaking part of the world. It also presents a great, and ultimately rewarding physical challenge, at least to most as there are those blessed with superhuman physiology! The experience is enhanced and the pains are eased by the great support crew and the genuine human touch which has been bought to the super organisation of all aspects of the trip and to the relationships with all the people who are involved in it.
And don't forget, Everest awaits 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.

Michael Olthof Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michael Olthof, Waverley, Victoria, Australia

Michael Olthof from Waverley, Victoria, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I had been looking forward to doing this trip for several years and I had very high expectations. All of them were met. It was magnificent. Due to the apparently unusually strong headwinds and, in parts, extremely rough roads it was a bit tougher than I had anticipated. But nothing could detract from the positive aspects - the camaraderie within the group, the satisfaction felt at the end of each day, the exhilaration of actually "doing it" - cycling across the greatest mountain range on Earth. And towards the end - the thrill of the spectacular descent into Nepal, with the amazing change in environment as we did so. I would not recommend this trip to just anyone; but for those who appreciate a challenge, this is the one for you! Thanks to Giles, Loca and all the crew for making everything run so smoothly.

Allyson Wakeham Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Allyson Wakeham, Brighton, England

Allyson Wakeham from Brighton, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


Beautiful country, gorgeous people - the children brought tears to my eyes with their enthusiasm towards visitors. Breath taking views, a well thought out route for a short visit and taste of Laos. Many thanks redspokes for introducing me to Laos.

Alex Whitton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alex Whitton, England, UK

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

I had a fantastic trip thank you very much! Please feel free to add me to the mailing list or whatever - i'd love to go on another redspokes tour!
What a great trip 10/10!

Ollie Hughes Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ollie Hughes, Auckland, New Zealand

Ollie Hughes from Auckland, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Everyday and everything was good. Your support team was fantastic, especially David. He conducted himself very well, looking after us like a hen would look after her chicks. He made all the right calls when required. Also very sociable and got on well with the group. I would do another trip with him as leader anytime.

Allyson Wakeham Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Allyson Wakeham, Brighton, England

Allyson Wakeham from Brighton, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Beautiful country, gorgeous people - the children brought tears to my eyes with their enthusiasm towards visitors. Breath taking views, a well thought out route for a short visit and taste of Laos. Many thanks redspokes for introducing me to Laos.
Christine Jackson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Christine Jackson, Isle of man, UK

Christine Jackson from Isle of man, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I loved the whole experience. I met loads of fantastic people and felt that the group gelled together really well; particularly considering the youngest was 19 and oldest was 63. People were really laid back and looked after each other in a quiet sort of way. I was higher maintenance (!) than I would have liked to have been due to illness. It was really reassuring to know that David and the support crew were there and were really supportive and extremely helpful. I would love to do the whole trip again!! Am already looking into my next trip. Thanks for a fantastic experience.

Laura Russell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Laura Russell, London, England

Laura Russell from London, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was my first cycling holiday and was an absolutely amazing experience. Laos is a remarkable country with unbelievable scenery and the friendliest people I have ever met.

The cycling was difficult in places but it was reassuring to know that it was never far before we would turn the corner and see the van waiting with fresh fruit and hot drinks. I am already thinking about my next trip with redspokes!

Nicola Webb Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nicola Webb, Salisbury, England, UK

Nicola Webb from Salisbury, England, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Absolutely loved it - would do it all again.

Laura Russell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Laura Russell, London, England

Laura Russell from London, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was my first cycling holiday and was an absolutely amazing experience. Laos is a remarkable country with unbelievable scenery and the friendliest people I have ever met.

The cycling was difficult in places but it was reassuring to know that it was never far before we would turn the corner and see the van waiting with fresh fruit and hot drinks. I am already thinking about my next trip with redspokes!

Don Stephen Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Don Stephen, Hockley. Essex

Don Stephen from Hockley. Essex rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

What a wonderful trip, being on a bike, seeing the country and the people that package tourists miss out on. The tour was planned with a really good mix of activities, sights and experiences. From out varied accommodation to the small towns and off-road villages we rode through and the great lake with its floating market, restaurant and school and finally the chaos of the Phnom Penh traffic on a bike. Truly a trip to remember at the ripe old age of 76.

Stuart Butler Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Stuart Butler, Guernsey, UK

Stuart Butler from Guernsey, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Had such a great trip in Vietnam. Really enjoyed it. Both David Walker and the local guide, Phong, were enthusiastic and responded well to all the needs of the group.

Peter Marsden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Peter Marsden, Blackpool, England, UK

Peter Marsden from Blackpool, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

My first experience of India was outstanding; an astonishing mixture of urban and rural scenery, with gentle warm and friendly people.The cycling was varied (and hilly) and the heat added to the challenge. My fellow cyclists proved helpful and humorous adding to the enjoyment - many thanks to all of them.

Bea Bowen Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Bea Bowen, Oxford, England

Bea Bowen from Oxford, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


All in all an absolutely fantastic trip which has opened my eyes to the huge advantages of seeing a country by bike instead of zooming past in a bus from A to B. Both Ken and Dermot were great tour leaders, always ready with a smile and keen to make sure that everyone was getting the most out of the trip, I loved it!

Thanks for everything.

Paul Tierney Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Paul Tierney, Galway, Ireland

Paul Tierney from Galway, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I'd just like to say thank you for the amazing experience I had in Vietnam and one which I don't think I'll ever forget. I look forward to going on another redspokes Tour soon and will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know into cycling!

Melanie Hufnagel and Jurgen Fenn Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Melanie Hufnagel and Jurgen Fenn, Germany

Melanie Hufnagel and Jurgen Fenn from Germany rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Die Tour war sehr gut organisiert und das begleitpersonal immer freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben bis jetzt noch nie so luxorios gezeltet. Alles in allem ein sehr empfehlenswerte Reise. The tour was very well organised and the local staff were always friendly and helpful. We have never before experienced such luxurious camping. All in all a very recommendable trip.

Christine Dawson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Christine Dawson, New Zealand

Christine Dawson from New Zealand  rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

The cycling was fab, I was cycling with a running injury and whilst I do a bit of cycling do not consider myself a cyclist. I found the terrain in places challenging but nothing I could not handle. I think a 5 was pitched about right. I would certainly recommend your tour and indeed do it again. Thank you so much for an excellent, treasured memories filled holiday.

John Goveia Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John Goveia, Oregon, USA

John Goveia from Oregon, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I am a very happy customer and recommend redspokes all the time in the USA. I'll be back! Those are the three sweetest words to Dermot! See ya later Dermot!

Stuart Williams Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Stuart Williams, Kidderminster, England, UK

Stuart Williams from Kidderminster, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was my first redspokes tour and will hopefully not be my last. Our group was a great mix of people, we were in some of the finest cycling landscapes in the World and the organisation and leadership was fantastic. Many thanks for some great memories.

Damian King Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Damian King, Glasgow, Scotland

Damian King from Glasgow, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

As always your ability to sort out a great tour was spot on. No EFI (again) but I expect they days are well gone.

Jane Evans Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jane Evans, Huggingtown, Co Killkenny, Ireland

Jane Evans from Huggingtown, Co Killkenny, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

An amazing experience - I would recommend this trip. The scenery was breathtaking - I particularly loved Pakistan, the people were so friendly and our guides so hospitable. We had a great group of cyclists and redspokes really looked after us well... This was my first redspokes tour but it will not be my last... thanks!

Olivia Slee Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Olivia Slee, Perth, Australia

Olivia Slee from Perth, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This trip was undoubtedly the best trip I have ever been on. I still find myself comparing other travels and nothing matches the amazing experience of the Laos trip. You step into a new world and interact with your surrounds to a far greater level when touring on your bike. Some of the experiences still seem very surreal. I cherrish a letter written to me by one of the schoolgirl wishing me "lucky when back to your home". I have met some amazing people and will have to organise another trip with some of the group (the two Andy's!!) in pursuit of winning a hill stage!

Nick Tompsett Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nick Tompsett, Kent, England, UK

Nick Tompsett from Kent, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I've been on two tours with redspokes now - Laos & KKH - Kyrgyzstan. Both were spectacular and also excellent value for the price paid - particularly in comparison with trips I have done with other companies.Organisation and support on both tours has been very good - any hiccups were due entirely to local problems and quickly and adroitly overcome by Dermot (leader on both tours).Red Spokes offer to put you in contact with their clients to obtain an 'unbiased' endorsement of any trip you may be considering. But I fail to understand how any but the most mal-adjusted client could be anything but favourably biased.

Rita Gough Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rita Gough, Preston, England, UK

Rita Gough from Preston, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

I have been on a few redspokes tours, all amazing but I think Kerala was my favourite. Absolutely wonderful place and people - so much to see - I can't wait to go back there.

Rose Mary Owen Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rose Mary Owen, Poulton, England, UK

Rose Mary Owen from Poulton, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was an adventure for mind and body. Three very different countries and cultures, fascinating and thought provoking. The mountain climbs, especially the Kunjerab pass, tested my physical strength and the achievement gave deep satisfaction. The sheer beauty of the landscapes was awesome and the gentle, welcoming interest of the people we met along the way provided a memorable sense of encounter. Then there was this whole other dimension of the group and the wonderful mix of fun, support, solidarity and space - companionship at its best. Finally there is Dermot. He has an exceptional sense of adventure, a genuine interest in people and endless resourcefulness that dares to push new boundaries brings all this together and provides a unique experience. Go redspokes!

Trevor Taylor Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Trevor Taylor, Shropshire, England, UK

Trevor Taylor from Shropshire, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Having toured extensively previously, both with organised groups and independently, my first redspokes trip was a unique and unforgettable experience - a top trip in top company following the road less travelled. It is redspokes' particular combination of adventurous cycling in unexpected destinations and mixing with local people that makes them stand out and makes you feel that you are really on a journey of discovery. And Dermot's unfailing calm and optimism in the face of any logistical difficulties keeps the group's spirits high and the whole show moving on.

Karen Allworthy & Geoff Messenger Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Karen Allworthy & Geoff Messenger, London, England, UK

Karen Allworthy & Geoff Messenger from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

redspokes' cycle tour was very well organised and flexible without being restricting and rigid in its itinerary showing us the real Laos and its people along the way.
Mike Shelton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mike Shelton, Cheltenham, England, UK

Mike Shelton from Cheltenham, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Really good trip, having spent the previous week cycling on my own in southern Laos/Thailand, it was great to have everything arranged. The big advantage of an organized trip is that you don't have to ride the dull bits and there are interesting extras like the Mekong river trip, the stay in Khens village and the Hmong village visit. The 15 mile interval between stops is just right. The support crew and all these stops added a lot to the trip.

Geoff & Emma Pittaway Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Geoff & Emma Pittaway, Middlesex, England, UK

Geoff & Emma Pittaway from Middlesex, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

We both had the time of our lives, although at times it did not feel like that!!! Great trip, amazing country, great route and good accommodation - thank you - only trouble is now we want to do more!

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.

Dave Bolton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Dave Bolton, Monmouth, England , UK

Dave Bolton from Monmouth, England , UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The Manali to Leh trip was fantastic - big skies, big mountains and a real feeling of being "out there". A real challenge and a journey that I'll never forget. It was my fourth redspokes trip and, as ever, Dermot's knowledge of the issues facing the local population and unfailing good humour and enthusiasm made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Rita Gough Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rita Gough, Preston, England, UK

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

I have memories that will last me a life time - Travelling to remote places by bicycle is such a great way of meeting ordinary people and gaining a real understanding of how they live. Despite language barriers this type of travel highlights that humour, kindness and interest in each other are universal features of humanity. It's a good for the soul! This was a fantastic group of travelling companions - everyone looked out for each other & great company of like minded people. I think this must have been a difficult tour to run with all the border crossings but throughout I was confident that we were in safe hands.

Mike Shelton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mike Shelton, Cheltenham, England, UK

Mike Shelton from Cheltenham, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Really good trip, having spent the previous week cycling on my own in southern Laos/Thailand, it was great to have everything arranged. The big advantage of an organized trip is that you don't have to ride the dull bits and there are interesting extras like the Mekong river trip, the stay in Khens village and the Hmong village visit.

The 15 mile interval between stops is just right. The support crew and all these stops added a lot to the trip.

Tatjana Troll Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tatjana Troll, Berlin, Germany

Tatjana Troll from Berlin, Germany rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


Fantastic trip: amazing, exhilarating and challenging, hard work though;
I'd happily recommend it to my best friend and to my worst enemy...

Simon Clayton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Simon Clayton, Norwich, England, UK

Simon Clayton from Norwich, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Three countries in 3 weeks starting in Pakistan. My expectations were high, and I was not disappointed. Breath taking scenery, unbelievably friendly locals, excellent tour organisation and a great bunch of cyclists to travel with. Dermot was an inspiration to us all. His enthusiasm was contagious, his interest in the local community was inspiring andhis watchful eye always adjusting details to suit our needs. A great tour by a great company.

Lee Trower Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Lee Trower, Essex, England, UK

Lee Trower from Essex, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I would recomend highly the Red Spokes tour over the South Downs. The guide was excellent as was the organisation of the whole 3 days.The choice of food and accommodation was well thought out and the hospitality top drew. The mix of people and personalities, Dermot and Nick included, made for a very enjoyable weekend that I will be trying again soon.
Clark Schofield Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Clark Schofield, Kent, England, UK

Clark Schofield from Kent, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Unforgettable journey though places I would never get the chance to see otherwise. Truly spectacular landscapes and great companionship made this a very special trip.

Cathy Sheehan Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Cathy Sheehan, Auckland, New Zealand

Cathy Sheehan from Auckland, New Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

When I heard the wildest people from the 2005 redspokes Laos tour would be cycling from Karakoram to Kyrgyzstan in 2007, it was impossible to turn down, even though I knew some of the cycling would probably be too tough for me - but that's what the bus is for. Pakistan was a revelation - the hospitality and goodwill were outstanding. The taste of Uighur culture on the edge of China was fascinating, and mysterious mountainous Kyrgyzstan was as spectacular as I imagined. Imagine seeing yaks, camels, ibex and eagles from your bike, but rarely spotting another tourist. An outstanding experience - great crew of guides, drivers and cooks, wonderful company, music and fun - and all with the magic touch of Dermot who pulls the whole thing together and seemingly effortlessly makes sure everyone has a great time.

Ally Wakeham Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ally Wakeham, Brighton, England, UK

Ally Wakeham from Brighton, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Very nice group of people, most enjoyable long Bank Holiday weekend I've had in a while. My legs did take a couple of days to stop hurting however.Great to have a nice cup of tea at each stop. Thank you very much indeed.
Owen Cooper Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Owen Cooper, Manchester, England, UK

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

I was hugely impressed by the Organization throughout the tour, which was always low key/relaxed, yet clearly well planed. A huge thank you for designing an experience that'll stay with me for many years - the combination of cycling, scenery and meeting local people was superb. Few experiences live up to expectation, especially when you are really looking forward to something, but "lost in time" not only lived up to expectation, but exceeded it. Thank you

Nigel Carrick Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nigel Carrick, Northumberland, England, UK

Nigel Carrick from Northumberland, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A fantastic trip Dermot, even better than you described it. We cycled for days without seeing another westerner. This was very much the real Vietnam very much off the beaten track and away from all the usual tourist traps.Your local guides were great - and so much history and culture to take in. What more could you want!

John Kime Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John Kime, Leek, England, UK

John Kime from Leek, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Thank you Dermot (redspokes) for a wonderful experience, it was a joy and delight to be able to cycle this road with you and the group. It will always live in my memory.

Mary Howden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mary Howden, Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary Howden from Edinburgh, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I found the support provided to me by the guides and drivers to be excellent. At times I was very slow and they never made me feel it was a problem.

Peter Khoo Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Peter Khoo, Leeds, England, UK

Peter Khoo from Leeds, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I enjoyed the tour immensely - well organized, well led a good bunch of participants who were all friendly and prepared to make the effort to all get on. Dermot was a wonderful tour leader with great skills to deal with people on tour. Mr Arman and Mr Lee, both wonderful, I can't praise them enough for their help, support, hard work, humour, information and friendliness.

The combination of scenery and people make for a fascinating and unforgettable trip. A great chance to explore an area that is difficult to access independently in a 2 week time span. redspokes is a great company offering fabulous trips. It's got the blend of support and independence just about right. Keep it up.

Steve Owen Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Steve Owen, Poulton, England, UK

Steve Owen from Poulton, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

redspokes goes beyond providing exciting and rewarding cycling through breathtaking landscapes and fascinating countries - it takes you right inside exotic cultures and communities. I've travelled with Red Spokes through South East Asia, Pakistan, China and Kyrgyzstan and a consistent theme has been Dermot's use of local hand-picked guides to ensure that there are opportunities to delve deeper and get to really good understand of the countries you visit. The tours seek to provide everyone with opportunities. If you want to explore, to cycle hard, enjoy shared experiences, be affected by rather than just see a country ,redspokes has room for you- just bring your sense of adventure........... and fun.

Eric Coull Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Eric Coull, Rosslea, Australia

Eric Coull from Rosslea, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I lived in Scotland for 30 years but would never have seen the remote Highlands if not for redspokes. A wonderful holiday experience with a broad range of friendly and interesting people. The group was of varying abilities from beginner to very good. All were able to ride at their own pace and no one missed out on anything. I'm now looking forward to Laos/Thailand in November and further trips with redspokes.

Chris Darke Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Darke, Henley-on-Thames, England, UK

Chris Darke from Henley-on-Thames, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

My first ride with redspokes, fantastic route through country lanes and bridleways, great bunch of people, well organised for all levels of ability, thanks Dermot, Ian and the team. Highlight of the day assent to the top of the South Downs with great views in what was perfect weather then a coast down to the Pier on Brighton front. Definitely looking forward to my next trip with redspokes.

Doug Pether Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Doug Pether, London, England, UK

Doug Pether from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is the 2nd time I have been away with Redspokes on a UK cycle weekend. The trip to West Wales was thoroughly enjoyable - we were cooked a feast on the first night and stayed in lovely accommodation. The guide was first class, the organisation worked like clockwork and the riding itself was fun in very scenic setting.Thanks again to Red Spokes for your personal touch and highly enjoyable tours. They always seem to attract friendly individuals, which is an addedbonus.
Michelle Emery Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michelle Emery, London, England, UK

Michelle Emery from London, England, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The trip was fantastic. The staff were extremely helpful, the tour was well organised and I would have no hesitation in going on another redspokes trip or in recommending them to other people.
Mark Heffer Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mark Heffer, St Leanard-on-Sea, England, UK

Mark Heffer from St Leanard-on-Sea, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Dermot, thanks to you I have ridden the highest roads in the world, what a story to tell in the pub! I will never forget the one hour of flat out descending from the 5,603m Khardung 'la pass I have great memories, amazing photos, and good friends from the trip, thanks again!

Donald Gow Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Donald Gow, Edinburgh, Scotland

Donald Gow from Edinburgh, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Dermot your tour was excellent we really apriciate the fact that we saw life off the beaten track and experiance a taste of the culture.

Derek Wright Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Derek Wright, UK

Derek Wright from UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A1, magic trip, one of my best. I'd always wanted to do the Karakoram Highway and thanks to Dermot's enthusiasm and know how, I fulfilled my dream.

Some of the best mountain scenery in the world from a bike saddle! Very friendly local people and a really helpful local guide Arman.

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