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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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John and Pat Flower Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John and Pat Flower, Surrey, UK

John and Pat Flower from Surrey, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and felt it was a good route with an excellent tour leader and driver. Rodrigo was the best tour leader we have had and we have done at least 8 trips with different companies.
 

Peter Whitford Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Peter Whitford, Santa Cruz, California

Peter Whitford from Santa Cruz, California rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

"What an incredible journey of spectacular scenery, warm people and delicious cuisine through the green, blue and white of the lakes district of Patagonia! The good amount of riding off road meant that we often had the roads to ourselves to soak in the beauty. Riding 3 segments and taking 3 ferries to cross the Andes from Chile to Argentina was a definite highlight!"

Karina Lehrner Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Karina Lehrner, Carmal, California

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

redspokes you did it again! This was my second tour with you and once again, your tour organization from start to finish exceeded any expectations that I could have. I particularly appreciate having local guides on your tours. German, Diego and Marcelo were extraordinary...like family. They guided us in an environment that created a sense of family and community. Their contribution provided much laughter, joy and good fun. Their fantastic leadership was combined with ongoing scenes of snowcapped volcanoes and excellent food and wine, all while getting to ride a mountain bike that is better than mine...who could ask for more?! Thank you again for making another year one that I can reflect on with great happiness...that is due to the thoughtful planning by redspokes. Oh and loved the overnight at Dona Alicia's with her goat-like-dog protecting the front door. Thank you and see you soon, redspokes!

Alex Fahey Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alex Fahey, Berkhamsted, England

Alex Fahey from Berkhamsted, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

"An amazing experience more than a holiday"

Carol Pelham-Thorman Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Carol Pelham-Thorman, Victoria, Australia

Carol Pelham-Thorman from Victoria, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

.... if you want pristine luxury and clockwork conditions do not do this trip, however if you have a sense of adventure and want a unique exhilarating insight into a culture and place where the physical challenges will test your values and attitudes this tour is it.

Andy Goodwin Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andy Goodwin, Crowborough, England, UK

Andy Goodwin from Crowborough, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


This was my first redspokes trip and it certainly wont be my last. The itinerary was well planned and had the right mix of cycling and other activities. The homestay visit was certainly interesting!
Ken was not only an excellent guide but highly entertaining too! I am sure it can't be easy to get all the logistics of a tour in a country like Laos right but Ken managed it perfectly.

Jonathan Pearce Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jonathan Pearce, Marrickville, NSW, Australia

Jonathan Pearce from Marrickville, NSW, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

 redspokes has given me the opportunity to enjoy challenging cycling in beautiful parts of the world with great companions whilst also supporting worthy local causes. Chapeau to Dermot!

Niamh Collins Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Niamh Collins, Cavan, Ireland

Niamh Collins from Cavan, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Fantastic trip with great travel companions and a fantastic support crew. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would unreservedly recommend it. Thank you.

Susan Smith Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Susan Smith, Manchester, England, UK

Susan Smith from Manchester, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The Burmese tour company were excellent. The local people were all smiles and everyone was very helpful. Golden Buddha's galore and the stupors of Bagan were a real WOW.
Jennie and Stuart Richardson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jennie and Stuart Richardson, Modbury, Devon, England

Jennie and Stuart Richardson from Modbury, Devon, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The whole holiday was amazing . We were lucky to have a very friendly group who were very fit and cycled rather to quickly for us but they were very encouraging and Ken or one of the leaders was always there to help .
Overall a very interesting holiday and a load of fun !

John Stephenson  Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John Stephenson , Singapore

John Stephenson  from Singapore rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



I had an amazing tour which was helped by good organisation, great guides and on the road support..
I was lucky enough to have a great group on the tour to share the experiences with..
The trip is over but I still have the photographs and memories.

David Gardener & Tamasine Tasker Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Gardener & Tamasine Tasker, South East, England, UK

David Gardener & Tamasine Tasker from South East, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

We both had a fantastic time on this trip. Ox & his team are great fun, and are very good at what they do. The rest of the group were a great bunch, and we'll all stay friends for a long time.
A trip full of wonderful memories with fantastic people, and a country so beautifully varied in landscape and cultures..... Not to mention the 'Nepalese Flat' ;)

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

This was a trip with contrasts. Fly into Hanoi with its c7 million people & 4 million motorbikes, wander around the shops of the old quarter and pluck up courage to try and cross the manic roads! Then go north to the highlands and cycle on fairly quiet roads up big hills (with equally big downhills) through small villages with the women of the various hill-tribes in their colourfull dress.

One day we cycled off road (well dirt road) and I got the impression that they hadn't seen many, if any western cyclists before. The scenery was impressive with big peaks and terraced paddy fields climbing up their slopes. A very enjoyable experience.

Renea Jaeger Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Renea Jaeger, San Diego, C.A. USA

Renea Jaeger from San Diego, C.A. USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Northeast Vietnam had it all! The landscape was fantastic with mind blowing views and scenery including killer climbs to make the riding interesting and challenging. Nothing was more spectacular than cycling by the local people as they smiled, waved, and carried on with their daily lives. 

Let's not forget, meeting other wonderful cyclists from all over the world that were loads of fun that led to much laughter and new friendships. Guides that loved their country and wanted to share it. Another great tour from redspokes and it is clear to me why there are so many repeat clients.

Berta & Michael Glodowski Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Berta & Michael Glodowski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Berta & Michael Glodowski from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Berta and I commend Dermot, Phong, Mr Trung and the rest of our wonderful support team for yet providing us with another unforgettable adventurre. Vietnam is truly a magical place that overloads one's senses. The awe inspiring scenery is superseded only by the hospitality of the Vietnamese people. We both very much look forward to our next redspokes cycling trip.

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

This was the toughest tour I have done so far but well worth it. Phong was a great local guide. I learned a lot about the fascinating history - not just about the American war, but the relationship with China and Cambodia too.

Witnessing the remote mountain people's simple lives was special. Thanks again Dermot for introducing us to such treasures.

David Harrington Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Harrington, California, USA

David Harrington from California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Tour guide Taiel was remarkable and amazing! While he wasn't one for too many words, he always made sure everyone was happy and comfortable with accommodations, cycling, food, etc. He was a great problem solver on many occasions! Very mature and professional and kind and open! We were all amazed to learn that he is only 19 years old. Definitely mature and wise beyond his years! Many thanks and bravo to Taiel! Thanks to Taiel, Gustavo, Rodrigo, and Marcelo for a wonderful journey!

Nic Cosgrove Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nic Cosgrove, London, England, UK

Nic Cosgrove from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is a great trip - go now before everyone else gets there! You quickly get away from the towns and into areas where you're a curiosity, greeted by excited children who just want to say hello, not ask for sweets or dollars.

It's hilly but worth the climbing for the views. The local team are fantastic, and of course having Dermot there always adds to the experience (but avoid any dice games or snake drinks, and most especially in combination).

Patrick Cosgrove Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Patrick Cosgrove, London, England, UK

Patrick Cosgrove from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I felt it was a real privilege to visit such an unspoilt part of the world. The people in this area of Vietnam live a way of life so different from my own - it puts a whole different perspective on my own life back here in Britain. Overall it was a fantastic experience I'd recommend to anyone.

Sarah Cutts Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sarah Cutts, Perth, Australia

Sarah Cutts from Perth, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A real privilege to travel through an area so little touched by tourism. Get in before it all changes! Yet another fabulous redspokes Tour.

Alan and Gail McMeekin Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alan and Gail McMeekin, Victoria, Australia

Alan and Gail McMeekin from Victoria, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was one of the most enjoyable overseas experiences, the tour was just superb Its people were a delight and we would urge others to visit - The formula adopted where local people are used to lead and support the group, works really well. Ken and his team were fantastic and arranged things so that everyone was able to achieve their goals. The opportunity to spend time with local staff and local communities was appreciated. While we don't often use organised tours, this was a beauty and we hope to do another with redspokes. Thanks

Matthew Conduit Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Matthew Conduit, Ontario, Canada

Matthew Conduit from  Ontario, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Dermot, you did it again! A perfect holiday! That is two for two! I think I hear China calling....I know I won't be disappointed if I go with redspokes!

Arthur Brittenden Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Arthur Brittenden, York, England

Arthur Brittenden from York, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

What a fantastic holiday in a wonderful group. Geovanny along with Polly the cycling guide and Eduardo the driver provided the best service possible. Considering my Laos, NW Vietnam and Burma trips I would say that the Colombian experience comes out on top.

Tristan Breault Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tristan Breault, Basel Land, Switzerland

Tristan Breault from Basel Land, Switzerland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Fantastic trip, well organised, great support crew, and the country itself was unbelievable.

Janet Zusi Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Janet Zusi, Asheville, NC, USA

Janet Zusi from Asheville, NC, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

"wonderful trip with spectacular views and challenging biking"
Joy Collins Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Joy Collins, Labrador, Australia

Joy Collins from Labrador, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A Fantastic Experience. Travelling through the Villages and the amazing scenery - Awesome. Thanks
Matt Taylor Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Matt Taylor, London, England, UK

Matt Taylor from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Had a fantastic holiday, made some excellent friends, and got to see more in 2 weeks than I could have imagined. The guides were friendly, fun, and supportive, and the landscapes were incredible.
Poppy Moore Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Poppy Moore, Sydney, Australia

Poppy Moore from Sydney, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I had a fantastic time and met some great people, I would definitely recommend this trip to others!
Julia Thomasson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Julia Thomasson, Poole, England, UK

Julia Thomasson from Poole, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is my 3rd trip with redspokes ( Tibet and Peru previously) and each one has been different but so memorable.
Laos was hotter and more hilly than I expected, but outside the towns, totally unspoilt, with the most beautiful and in places, dramatic scenery. I had heard the people were the friendliest on earth, and I can't disagree. I will have an abiding memory of the children rushing to greet us, laughing and giggling.

Visiting the schools supported by redspokes, the home-stay, the infinity pool overlooking the reservoir at Na Nam, Kayaking on the Nam Song river and visiting COPE charity in Vientiane were all highlights of a varied, well organised, and highly recommended trip.

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

I have now been on 6 biking trips abroad (2 with redspokes) & the North Thailand/Laos trip is definitely up there with Nepal (RS) & Peru. Laos is a stunningly beautiful country with beautiful, friendly people.

The cycling was really enjoyable & undulating with some challenging climbs in the (hotter than average) heat & incredible scenery to soak up. I will never forget the humbling home-stay experience & hugely enjoyable integration with the villagers. Visiting the schools was a fantastic experience too; hearing the children sing & hearing how the charity money is spent.

The food was delicious & all the guides so happy & helpful. Sign up for this trip!

Kevin Thomasson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kevin Thomasson, Poole, England, UK

Kevin Thomasson from Poole, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This excellent trip started in NE Thailand, followed by a boat trip down the Mekong into Laos, where the cycling started in earnest. The next 11 days of cycling ,superbly guided by Dermot and supported by Ken and his wife May and the rest of his team who fed and watered us magnificently was an amazing experience.

Laos is beautiful, great scenery, jungles, interesting towns ,temples, mountains, limestone peaks and best of all the friendliest people I have ever met.

Finally I will never forget the end of each day sitting around with a great bunch of people refueling over a couple of bottles of BeerLao.

Sarah Cutts Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sarah Cutts, Perth, Australia

Sarah Cutts from Perth, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


This was my third redspokes trip, and as always, was fantastic.

Great people, and just the right combination of challenge and comfort.

Charlie & Annie Waring Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Charlie & Annie Waring, West Sussex, England, UK

Charlie & Annie Waring from West Sussex, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

We were very lucky with the group that were on this trip. They were great fun and there were plenty of laughs.
The trip, as described, was one of RS's most popular and you can see why. Beautiful country, very friendly people and with various extra curricular activities, like the boat trip and kayaking, it was a very well planned trip. It was great that there were no bus transfers, that is always a bonus.
A wonderful country and this trip made the most of enjoying it's beauty and its people. Most enjoyable holiday

Minetta Koomstra & Jan Ronken Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Minetta Koomstra & Jan Ronken, Houten, The Netherlands

Minetta Koomstra & Jan Ronken from Houten, The Netherlands rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

It was a great experience and a marvelous trip through the best scenery ever! The support team was great; all nice guys! Teamleader Ox was very attentive and careful. Our Tibettan guide Migma was a great addition to the team because of his knowledge of culture and history and his drive to share it with us. The cook did his utmost to feed and please us. Hear, hear ! In a way we were lucky that the tour couldn't go as far as Kathmandu, because the Nepal/Chinese border was closed. Because of that, our tour consisted of 25 % unpaved road through a great and desolated countryside. A second advantage was that there were less heavy trucks on the road. We think it is important that your potential clients are aware of the fact that a regular tour is 98 % tarmac with sometimes heavy traffic.

Michael and Breda Keating Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michael and Breda Keating, Leixlip, Ireland

Michael and Breda Keating from Leixlip, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Now that the kids are grown, our dream of getting away on a redspokes tour has finally been realised. We worried that at 54 and 60 we might have left it too late to enjoy 600 kms up and down the Cardamon Hills. Not so, 60 is the new 40 and endurance, stamina and climbing ability comes with age!

We enjoyed our Indian odyssey through Kerala and Tamil Nadu so much that we are already planning our next redspokes trip.

David Harris Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Harris, Luz-Lagos, Portugal

David Harris from Luz-Lagos, Portugal rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I can hardly imagine a better local team: Omniscient omnipotent Ox - shepherding us (mostly) Nepal neophytes through a diverse voyage of discovery. The ever grinning, ever encouraging Turek - ready for any eventuality. And Lama, always there with great snacks & water, water, water. And, check out his 'stealth' mode: filling our bike bottles without anyone noticing - amazing. 3 of the hardest working guys I have ever seen!

This tour has some of the most spectacular bicycling on the planet interwoven with a broad range of rich cultural experiences. Spent with a great group of open-minded, inquisitive and enthusiastic fellow cyclists, this became a truly life-affirming adventure.

And the Nepalese? The poverty of these people will break your heart but their nobility will lift it up again!

So many thanks redspokes.

David Wintersgill Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Wintersgill, London, UK

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

Southern China is a fantastic trip. We went through modern cities and under superhighways but spent most of our time in rural backwaters where life has changed little. There is so much to see: paddy fields stretching up the mountains; bamboo forests; wooden villages; and amazing street markets. Everywhere we went the people were welcoming. The food is fantastic, particularly if you like chilli, and quite unlike anything you are likley to get back home. I cannot wait to go back to China!

Helen Francis Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Helen Francis, Lively, Canada

Helen Francis from Lively, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was the first organized trip that both my partner and I have made that involved biking in a part of the world we had never been to. Going into the vacation we were excited and also nervous - would we be able to keep up, were we ready, would we enjoy the group and the locations we visited? I am happy to say that we loved every moment of it. The preparation materials and the quick response to our questions and concerns ahead of the trip were tremendously helpful and reassuring. The hotel transfer was perfectly on time and again built our confidence that the trip we were about to embark upon would be well organised and it certainly was. We received able but not intrusive assistance from our 3 fine guides, German, Diego and Marcello. They were able to identify what we required and helped us with what ever our need was. Even when the support bus broke down their plan B plan was executed quickly and well. And of course the scenery and culture we experienced in Chile and Argentina was superb...

JP CHARON Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

JP CHARON, Troon, Scotland

JP CHARON from Troon, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A great journey with stunning scenery and sometimes challenging cycling over varied 'undulating' terrain. 

Our leader, Ox, dealt very well with the logistical difficulties thrown up by the late monsoon; flights were rearranged, landslides were bypassed and beer was supplied. I had been to Nepal twice before trekking in the high mountains, but this tour was no less enjoyable for it, staying away from the main tourist areas for days at a time and showing a different side to the country.

Pierre Gaspard Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Pierre Gaspard, Beirut, Lebanon

Pierre Gaspard from Beirut, Lebanon rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

As usual, redspokes have designed a great tour with unbeatable price/quality ratio. David has been an excellent guide.

Sarah Meldrum Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sarah Meldrum, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sarah Meldrum from Edinburgh, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I had an amazing time cycling through spectacular scenery with a great group of people.

Ruth Murphy Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ruth Murphy, Wellington, New-Zealand

Ruth Murphy from Wellington, New-Zealand rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Our redspokes trip to Kyrgyzstan exceeded our expectations. The pre-trip communication was efficient and helpful. The trip was well-organized and the itinerary exposed us to different landscapes and aspects of Kyrgyz life.

Our Kyrgyz crew were wonderful and helped us gain an insight into their intriguing and beautiful country. The cycling is challenging due to the roughness of the roads but the rewards far outweigh the difficulties - it is a truly stunning country that is only just starting to be discovered!

Dave Mooney Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Dave Mooney, California, USA

Dave Mooney from California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

We had a wonderful trip in Kyrgyzstan with redspokes. The country is beautiful of course, but the cultural experience was the best part of the trip.

The people are wonderful and happy to see tourists on bikes. The homestays made the experience even better.

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

"This is one of the few trips that deserve the title a '˜trip of a life time'. Prepare to be challenged mentally and physically and to have preconceived views on culture and society turned on its head. It is one of the few tours I have taken that allows you to interact with local communities in a positive way for both them and you and not just in the usual '˜buy a coca-cola' way."

Dave Griffiths Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Dave Griffiths, Nottingham, UK

Dave Griffiths from Nottingham, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The KKH trip was everything, and more, that I'd hoped for - although the roads were worse than I'd expected!! The added bonus of traveling with Red Spokes, certainly on this tour, is the opportunity to see first hand some of the work in the local community which is sponsored by Red Spokes' charitable trust. This made the trip so much more than just a cycle tour.

Hannah MacDonald Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Hannah MacDonald, Liverpool, England

Hannah MacDonald from Liverpool, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I can't stay away! Once again a trip that I cannot fault, a fantastic group of people, and a truly dramatic route taking in three countries. This trip was both rewarding and spectacular and so much more as well. I just wanted to carry on. The support and organisation of Dermot and the team was as ever unsurpassable, and i think, makes these trips the truly unique experience that they are. Already planning my next adventure, with redspokes of course!

Hannah Sammut Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Hannah Sammut, Liverpool, UK

Hannah Sammut from Liverpool, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

"The trip was an adventure of a life time. Wonderful memories and met some wonderful people. Thank you Red Spokes for all the organisation and preparation that allowed me to get to these places.Thank you also for giving us the opportunity to visit the communities that you have helped and be greeted with the warmth, generosity, pride and love of the people of the GilGet-Balkistan area, a very humbling experience. I hope I will at some point be able to go on another trip, but if not I wish you all the very best for your future adventures. "

Donald and Mary Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Donald and Mary, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

This is our sixth trip with redspokes. For exciting adventure travel, in out of the way places and few other tourists we haven't found any other company offering such diversity of experience. Yes it can be challenging and difficult at times but that is all part of the journey. As ever the opportunity to meet local people and gain some understanding of their lives was inspiring. To see three very different countries in one trip was amazing. The back up of Dermot and his local teams is always excellent and this time was no exception. The birds are singing and the flowers are dancing when we think about this trip!!

Rob Eagle  Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rob Eagle , Somerset, England

Rob Eagle  from Somerset, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A wonderful trip with excellent organisation, in a fascinating part of the world. The biking days were quite doable for an average cyclist, and the occasional rest days were interesting and usually energetic.The leader and the group members were very diverse and great company. VERY VERY many thanks.

Sanjiv Chadha  Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Sanjiv Chadha , Ipswich, England

Sanjiv Chadha  from  Ipswich, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Being "lost in time" was of the most amazing experiences of my life. The cycling was nearly as amazing as the people I shared it with and the team that led us.

It was challenging at times being the wet season but to anyone who is considering this tour, stop considering and just do it! You won't regret it; I am so pleased I took the leap. Ken and the crew will take fantastic care of you and you will have the time of your life! The people of Laos are some of the nicest you will ever meet and your fellow cyclists will become friends for life.

A truly enriching and life-affirming experience.

Stuart Williams Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Stuart Williams, Worcestershire, UK

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

ANOTHER trip of a lifetime with redspokes! A great group of people and travelling a route I have wanted to ride for years. I found the whole experience unique and rewarding.

Simon Barrett Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Simon Barrett, Edinburgh, UK

Simon Barrett from Edinburgh, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

"Groups can be hit or miss but I think we all hit it off on our 2 day bus journey between Islamabad and Gilgit. In fact this was a great start to the adventure and made me feel that we were truly travelling the Karakorum Highway. Flying this part of it would have felt like cheating. The scenery throughout was incredible and although I have seen many photos of the region the landscape exceeded all my expectations. I particularly remember stopping for some time just south of Passu to take photos of the group with the Passu Cathedrals as a back drop. The view was stunning. After a while we remounted our bikes and set off again, only to be forced to stop again within 100m as we swung round the next bend in the road and the immense Passu Glacier came into view. We were all gobsmacked and whooped with joy and amazement. Another memorable feature of the trip was the wonderful hospitality of the people in Pakistan. Twice we were feted in villages that we visited and even the most hardened of us were moved by the speeches and gestures of welcome. In both Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan our guides were very special people; filled with warmth, energy and a desire to make our trip a success. "

Siobhan Macauley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Siobhan Macauley, Belfast, Ireland

Siobhan Macauley from Belfast, Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

For many years i had wanted to cycle across the Karakorum Highway and this trip exceeded all my expectations! I thought reaching the Khunjarab Pass (which was amazing) would be the highlight of my trip, but my everlasting memories will be of the warmth and friendliness of the people in Chira and the camaraderie and support of the others on the tour especially when cycling/facilities were challenging!

Keith & Pat Green   Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Keith & Pat Green , Dudley, West Midlands, England

Keith & Pat Green   from Dudley, West Midlands, England  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This is the third redspokes trip we have been on and we were not disappointed. Our redspokes guide Felipe and local guide shusheel and his helpers looked after us really well. The locals were friendly and the scenery was awesome. The camp beds were comfortable and the breakfast and evening meals were delicious.

Laura McDougall Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Laura McDougall, Melbourne, Australia

Laura McDougall from Melbourne, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Hi Dermot,

I just wanted to say what a fantastic time I had on the recent Thailand - Laos trip!

From the beginning and booking with Elisabeth and Bryony through to the actual tour itself has been brilliant.

The team in Laos are fantastic! Ken, Mae (and Manniwan), Lid and Ton really made the trip. It was so special travelling with the local team and I wouldn't change a thing about the organization of it. I trusted Ken and Lid 100% when it came to making decisions on roads and when to ride/not to ride. They are true professionals. Lid was also fantastic when it came to the bike maitenance and I know as I had a few dramas! Nothing major, just all the mud etc taking its toll, but every time something did happen I knew Lid was there to fix. Ken and his fabulous sense of humour always kept us laughing! Mae, what a fabulous cook she was and such a delight to have around. Manniwan (their daughter) was also a delight and I thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to spend time with her as well. Ton was so patient and always happy! He did a great job driving the bus and was always there waving "sabaidee" as we got to the bus.

I loved every minute and every kilometre of the journey. Overall, the organization was perfect. The length we rode each day and the towns we stopped in (including the rest day in Luang Prabang) was spot on. Having the local team and their knowledge made the trip!

Thank you to yourself and all of the team involved at redspokes for making this the best trip of my life. I will certainly be doing more redspokes tours in the past and I have (and will continue to) spread the word over here in Melbourne!

Brian and Paul Thompson Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Brian and Paul Thompson, Middlesbrough, England

Brian and Paul Thompson from  Middlesbrough, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Considering that we went in the wet season, were able to see everything we expected and hoped to see. We both felt that it was actually a good time to visit Laos. Everything is really green and lush and it was really good to see people working in the rice fields and to get a good feel for what their lives are really like, much better than just looking at empty scenery.

The home stay was a real highlight and we were both really moved by the sincerity of the villages towards us.

Ken and all of the rest of the support team were absolutely excellent, it definitely wouldn't have been the same without his good humour, he made all the right decisions about when to ride and when not to, his experience on the route is invaluable. We both thought that his obvious love of his wonderful country and its people shone through.

I'd also like to mention Alan too who looked after us in Thailand. He was an excellent bloke, I was staggered by his achievements and modesty. I really hope that all goes well for him with the Northern Thailand tours. I'm sure that all who meet him will be impressed, how couldn't you with a Guinness world record under his belt!

For my son and I this was a wonderful and at times quite magical trip and just so glad that we were able to make it. We are now considering where to go next, we both want more.

Thanks again to you all and we both look forward to many more happy cycling miles.

Cath Breckell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Cath Breckell, Essex, England, UK

Cath Breckell from  Essex, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Another fabulous redspokes tour! The key to their success I think is the involvement of such excellent local people - Ken and his team were fantastic; lots of humour and they offer such an insight into their country that you just wouldn't get with any other tour company.

Laos was an exceptional country and the group was wonderfully diverse and supportive - a great experiece and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to get off the beaken tourist track, give themselves a challenge and experience something a bit different.

Becca Davis Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Becca Davis, London, England, United Kingdom

Becca Davis from London, England, United Kingdom rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A wonderful experience in Kyrgyzstan! The cycling was tough but the beautiful scenery made it worth it. Aikokul was the most amazing guide, a veritable fountain of knowledge/ resourcefulness/ kindness and wit! The people, food and landscape of Kyrgyzstan surpassed all expectations and we all fell in love with the country. Thank you redspokes for an unforgettable trip!

Helen King Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Helen King, London, UK

Helen King from London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I really enjoyed the tour, Eduardo was a fantastic caring guide,the accommodation was much better than I had been expecting.
Thanks for a wonderful trip!

Michael Yeo Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michael Yeo, London, UK

Michael Yeo from London, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

redspokes seems to attract a group of people who are like minded, and while my whole Peru adventure was just great, the people with whom I shared the trip made it that more enjoyable

Phil Hurcom Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Phil Hurcom, London, England, UK

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


Another fantastic trip with redspokes, expertly led by Eduardo and his team.

Some fantastic scenery, some hard but rewarding riding and the magnificent Salkantay trek to Machu Pichu to round things out.

Cheryl Hyslop Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Cheryl Hyslop, Ottawa, Canada

Cheryl Hyslop from Ottawa, Canada rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Another excellent redspokes tour! The Colombian people were incredibly warm and welcoming. The scenery and cycling terrain were amazing. We do not have that many shades of green where we live! 

Adrian, Julian, Javier, and Geovanny Jr went above and beyond to make sure that everything went smoothly and that we had opportunities to experience the best of the area. Many thanks for a great trip.

Mark and Julia Swindall Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mark and Julia Swindall, West Sussex, England

Mark and Julia Swindall from West Sussex, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A great opportunity to experience the beauty of rural Columbia and encounter the refreshing unrestrained hospitality and warmth of the local people. Outstanding support from Geovanny as generous hearted guide, Alex as indefatigable cycle leader and Eduardo as irrepressible driver.

Andrew & Yvonne Lindsay Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andrew & Yvonne Lindsay, Otford, England, UK

Andrew & Yvonne Lindsay from Otford, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

Really enjoyed trip. Excellent group. Great tour staff. We enjoyed Colombia.

Nicola Hardie  Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Nicola Hardie , Singapore

Nicola Hardie  from Singapore  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I finally found a side of China I liked. Away from the glitzy commercial, polluted cities, back into medieval times. The scenery is stunning with spectacular Dong bridges crossing rivers in every valley, 100m of rice terraces, minority tribes still in traditional dress and the karst cliffs. A fascinating insight into how China used to be, and still is in many areas. Farmer Tang will look after your every need with a ready smile.'

Gary Maynard Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Gary Maynard, Karrinyup, Western Australia

Gary Maynard from Karrinyup, Western Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I am back home in Australia now and it's like I have never been away, which is a feeling I am sure everyone suffers from. I would just like to compliment you all on the London to Brighton ride. I found it a most enjoyable day and I am glad the sun came out for all of us. The route taken was fantastic as you would probably never see the beautiful countryside from the inside of a car. It was also nice to get a bunch of like-minded people together from all walks of life, to have a ride as well as a chat. While talking to a group of ladies at the finish about your Laos trip they sold me on the overall experience, I have earmarked some time for next year so I look forward to possibly seeing you all again in the near future.

Mel Herdon Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mel Herdon, South London

Mel Herdon from South London rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I can thoroughly recommend the redspokes one-day ride from London to Brighton. Really good fun, stunning route, great backup support and plenty of refreshments. I really enjoyed meeting people - everyone was hugely friendly - and I am now considering a longer ride with redspokes. It's a brilliant way to get up to a bit of distance riding if you are not so used to it. Be prepared for a couple of tough hills. But the rides back down are always worth the effort. And what could be better than a seafront drink at the end of a day. Perfect.

Andy Harriman Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Andy Harriman, Wolverhampton, England, UK

Andy Harriman from Wolverhampton, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I had the greatest time and made some new friends. Vietnam was lovely, people so friendly.. Not a day went by without being inundated by hello/goodbyes from the locals especially the children. With an occasional high five for good measure. Certainly put a smile on my face on some of the more difficult days. A brilliant way to see the country. Definitely recommended.

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.

David Smith Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Smith, Manchester, England

David Smith from Manchester, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Quite a challenging trip, but overall it was excellent. I wasn't fully aware of the effects of the altitude but I was confident in the staff should there have been a problem! 

Great views and an excellent in site into another culture. Would definitely recommend it...

Timothy Lawley Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Timothy Lawley, Shropshire, England

Timothy Lawley from Shropshire, England rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

Another fantastic, well organised trip by the redspokes team, the local knowledge & guide Phong was exceptional. Varied accommodation & local cuisine dishes every day along with beautiful outstanding scenery every inch of the way made this trip truly memorable.With redspokes great value & attention to detail I will certainly be booking up with them again.

Janne Turpiainen Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Janne Turpiainen, Finland

Janne Turpiainen from Finland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This was my first guided cycling adventure and I was in this tour with my daughter. We had great time cycling in beautiful Vietnamese country side. The support team did a good job and we could really just focus on enjoying the ride and had no worry about the arrangements. We got also enough information about the local culture and had a chance to work at the rice field also. As we enjoyed this tour a lot we look forward to next adventures.
Mike Hayward Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mike Hayward, Benfleet, Essex

Mike Hayward from Benfleet, Essex rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I have been on several cycling trips in the past, but this was far and away the best!

The guides were first class, the people warm and friendly, scenery spectacular. 

We were all sad to leave and would love to return one day. We have been home a week and are still on a high! All three guides could not do enough for us and Phea in particular was fantastic.

AJ Smith Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

AJ Smith, London, England

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

 

Really great trip, every single day had incredible views. Crystal clear lakes and snow capped mountains and met some great people along the way. We couldn't climb the volcano unfortunately for the weather that day (though we had great views most days of volcanoes), but white water rafting was a great alternative. The guides were good fun, and they did a great job at altering the itinerary when needed. One of the best days was having fun locally on some dirt tracks in the hills when we had to spend an extra night in one town. The food and wine, everywhere, was so good. Argentina especially. A steak will never taste the same again!

Steven Fort Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Steven Fort, County Durham, England, UK

Steven Fort from County Durham, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

An astonishing journey with amazing experiences waiting around every turn. The redspokes guides are always there to help and encourage you and you feel a great sense of achievement at the end of each day.

Memories to last a lifetime. Many thanks.

Tony Mohr Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Tony Mohr, Melbourne, Australia

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

The redspokes Thai / Laos tour was a rich, diverse experience. More than just 'putting in the kilometers', the tour gave us opportunities to experience Laoation community, culture, language and food. Take the time to share some Lao Lao, join a local Thai Cao new year celebration, and your experience will be kuk li li (very very good)!

The boat trips give you a different view of the country and it's people, and of course the cycling itself is a stunning mix of hills and flats, limestone cliffs and quiet rice paddies. redspokes have an obvious commitment to Laos and it's people, investing in local projects and supporting organisations like COPE. I really applaud that, keep it up. !

If you just want to cycle lots of kms, stay at home. If you want a once in a lifetime experience, get on this tour.

John and Steph MacDonald Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John and Steph MacDonald, Perth, Australia

John and Steph MacDonald from Perth, Australia rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The lost in Laos tour gave us a perfect inroduction to Laos and to cycling tours. The place is facinating and the riding was rewarding. Sharing it with a tour group and an enthusiastic guide team made for great fun, even at the end of the day when the legs were tired and the showers sometimes cold.

I won't easily forget the excitement of the Lao children as we rode by, or the village stay experience

Roger Day Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Roger Day, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Roger Day from Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Dermot supported ably by local staff Ken and Daleit literally went the extra mile to ensure we had the trip of a lifetime. I'd chosen redspokes to get away from the Lonely Planet trail and get a bit fitter. I certainly got what I wanted, seeing beautiful Laos from a more native perspective including a homestay in Ban Nalay and shed a stone on the way. Dermot and team's dedication, patience and tireless good cheer made it a super trip.

I have already recommended redspokes to friends and family and am keen to go with Dermot on another cycle adventure.

Anthony Chadwick Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Anthony Chadwick, Sheffield, England UK

Anthony Chadwick from Sheffield, England UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


Having travelled extensively I must say I enjoyed this tour, it was better than most I've been on. Good bunch of people to cycle and drink [Lao Lao] with. The Laotians were some of the friendliest and welcoming people I have ever come across.

The staff were great fun joining in on everything, Dermot kept us all laughing, but is also very charitable and helpful to the Laos people.

Ann Southall Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ann Southall, Staffordshire, UK

Ann Southall from Staffordshire, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5


A brilliant holiday with a great mixture of scenery, homestay and some nice guesthouses.

The local team work exceptionally hard to make sure you have a good time and to accommodate both serious and less serious cyclists. You can cycle at your own pace and stop to take photos or get a drink whenever you wish to, as Dowlete is always cycling patiently at the back sweeping up the stagglers.

Kate Scott Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Kate Scott, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Kate Scott from Brooklyn, New York, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 4.5 out of 5

An amazing way to have a group experience paired with hours of peaceful riding surrounded by wonderful landscapes and cheered along by generous, spirited people.

Deirdre Roche Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Deirdre Roche, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Ireland

Deirdre Roche from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Ireland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



A wonderful experience! A fabulous way to see a country, learn about the people and culture. Totally hooked on cycle holidays!

Thank you for making it all possible!

David Harrington Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Harrington, California, USA

David Harrington from California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Whether we were pedaling through the scattered corn fields or terraced rice paddies along the streams on a pleasantly warm day, climbing thousands of feet through the morning's cool mist into jungles of bamboo, or riding through the passes of majestic limestone karst formations that reached the clouds above, there was one beautiful common thread to every single day in Laos aside from the incredible scenery. Many, many times a day, we would pass through tiny, rustic villages, scattered with an array of stilted houses dotted along the roadside or spreading up the hillside or down towards a stream. And within almost every one of these villages were the friendliest, sweetest, and most charming people in the world. We would offer our greetings and wave as they shared their warm smiles, friendly waves, and 'œsabaidees,' especially from the wildly excited children who flocked to the roadsides of most every village to exchange an enthusiastic 'œhigh fives,' thereafter dancing with joy as we pedaled away smiling!
Ngam lai lai!

But how could we experience these wonderful days without both leaders Ken and Dermot being on top of their game the entire trip! I can only imagine there were occasions when things were not according to plan. Yet we never noticed because they did such an amazing job of taking care of business so we could thoroughly enjoy our journey.

I think I can speak for most everyone who hired a bike: the rental shop and excellent mechanics provided impressive attention to adjustments for finely tuned bikes, and that the front-suspension bikes were of very good quality! And front suspension was a must (sorry James and Tara)!

Lastly, every encounter with another person or place is an opportunity to be enriched and to give back in one way or another. In these two weeks, some of us found that in our fellow travellers, others with a simple smile or interaction with a local, and still others through donations. But I would venture to guess that we were all touched by the charm and beauty of the most hard-working, attentive, sweet, and loving local support staff that truly made our entire journey the wonderful pleasure that it was; an absolutely incredible experience!

Kop jai lai lai der!

Michele McCoy and Malcolm Dean Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Michele McCoy and Malcolm Dean, Kilmarnock, Scotland

Michele McCoy and Malcolm Dean from Kilmarnock, Scotland rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

A great trip in a beautiful country with many memorable moments. Ken, family and all the support team did a fantastic job looking after us all.

Truly a step back in time, people are friendly, welcoming and take time to smile. The sence of community in the villages is something that will stay with us for a long time. Great work Dermot with the community trust fund. Thanks!

Alastair Locke Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Alastair Locke, Leeds, England, UK

Alastair Locke from Leeds, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

The whole trip was an incredible kaleidoscope of experiences, even though I am a well traveled person. The highlights being the home stay, the friendly Loasions, your support team (even including you Dermot!! shame about your pucking skills!!?) the suprise canoeing trip, redspokes passion for the country and their charitable sponsorship.

I could go on, but suffice to say I enjoyed it very much and everyone was very tolerant of my sometimes wayward behaviour!!!

Mary and Donald Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Mary and Donald, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Once again redspokes does a fantastic trip. Sailing down the Mekong, cycling through villages barely changed in generations, excited children shouting sabaai-dii, lazy day in Luang Prabang, welcome ceremony at the home stay, the support provided by Khen his family and team are a few of the unforgettable memories of this trip.

We wouldn't have wanted to see Laos in any other way. Dermot you are a cycling inspiration.

Scooby Werkstatt Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Scooby Werkstatt, California, USA

Scooby Werkstatt from California, USA rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Awesome Laos trip! I was so impressed with the way you do tours that I plan on taking either your Vietnam or one of your South America tours next year! I have seen first hand the damage that irresponsible tourism can cause so it was incredibly refreshing to be on your tour where I truly felt good about my role as guest/tourist.

I was really impressed with the way you help the local communities and the wonderful work of the charitable organization COPE, I'm trying to raise money for them on my website as well: www.scoobysworkshop.com/charities.htm

Ian Smith Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ian Smith, Surry, England, UK

Ian Smith from Surry, England, UK  rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Many people say they'd like to go to India; few do, for fear of what they might see. This trip is a great introduction to a country that never ceases to surprise, delight and occasionally disappoint. In two weeks we experienced so much more than I could possibly have imagined in advance. The wonderful costal scenery, the tea plantations and blue Jacaranda trees, the thrill of an Indian train ride (what an experience), the intenseness of Indian city street life, the relaxing house boats, the delicious food, the smiling people, the ultimate thrill of seeing and hearing wild elephants and, of course, a little bit of cycling too! For me the cycling was incidental; it was what we saw from our saddles that will forever remain in memory. At times the cycling was tough, due mainly to the heat and humidity; coming form the UK's coldest winter for 30 years, it took a while to adjust. The accommodation far exceeded my expectations, even if one hotel did have a lift playing Carpenters songs! You will come home from Kerala with enough stories to bore the neighbours for years, so for that reason alone I recommend this trip.

John and Sara Blyth Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

John and Sara Blyth, Shipley, England, UK

John and Sara Blyth from Shipley, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

John and I had yet another amazing trip with redspokes. There is no way we could have seen the things we did without the help of a local team. Craig was brilliant, he quietly asserted himself to get things done and ensured that the whole group had a brilliant experience. Thankyou for opening up the world to us. Sara x 

Another great experience thanks to redspokes. The cycling tour provided allowed us to see India as it really is. We had a fantastic time and can't wait until our next trip. John

Ray Knowles Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Ray Knowles, Morwenstowe

Ray Knowles from Morwenstowe rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

This was our first trip with redspokes, and we can say there were only very positive things to say. The trip just got better by the day and big thanks to the support staff and organisers who kept the trip running smoothly. Kerala and Tamil Nadu were very interesting both in culture and scenery, but what made the trip was the friendliness of the people. Experiencing the way the Indian people lived in such a happy go lucky way will always be cherished and we will have long memories of our trip. It was nice to meet our cycling group and we all got along very well.

David Mitchell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

David Mitchell, Warrington, England UK

David Mitchell from  Warrington, England UK rates our  cycling holiday at 4 out of 5

Every day's riding was different, so much variety. Most road surfaces surprisingly good and some excellent. The downhills were exhilarating, the 14 hairpins and all the bits in between en route to Palani will be difficult to beat.

Paul Borek Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Paul Borek, Surrey, England, UK

Paul Borek from Surrey, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

All in all an unforgettable 2 weeks in a fascinating ,beautiful country. The organising team were wonderful and the white minibus in the distance provided a welcome respite from the physical torment with its pineapple and bananas providing much needed sustenance. Some of the uphill days were tough but really it was what I was hoping for, a challenge. The village stay was an unforgettable experience, as was the mekong river trip. Cycling and scenery --simply the best I have experienced. Looking forward to my next RS trip!

Jen Parsons Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Jen Parsons, Cheshire, England

Jen Parsons from Cheshire, England rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I would like to say a huge thank you to David and his team(s) for a fantastic trip. Cycling was a great way to experience the real Vietnam and Laos, and we're missing it now that we're off the bikes! This trip formed part of a 4-month tour for us, and has been the highlight so far, great scenery, wonderful company, some great photography, and of course, good Lao Lao!
Eddie Brocklesby Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Eddie Brocklesby, London, England, UK

Eddie Brocklesby from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Didn't think the last great trip in Vietnam could possibly be improved upon, but it was! Helped by David's consistently excellent group leadership qualities, the geographic and community delights of Laos, great biking, breaks and evening meals, Bier Lau and Lau Lau, and an amazingly cohesive, supportive and positive group. The kayaking was a brilliant addition - albeit mortifying to skull through the backpacking riverside nightmare near Vang Vieng. Thanks to all

Chris Ellerton Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Ellerton, Torquay, England, UK

Chris Ellerton from Torquay, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Just a note to let you know how much I enjoyed the Kerala cycling holiday. It was the great combination of some challenging cycling days, and a fascinating opportunity to see the off-the-beaten-track India. The memories of friendly people, beautiful and varied countryside and fantastic food will stay with me a long time. The highlight though has to be relaxing on the luxurious river boats to finish. Thanks again, and hopefuly I'll see you on the Karakoram trip next year.

Chris Chin Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Chris Chin, London, England, UK

Chris Chin from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Our guide, mechanic and drivers/assistants (Pia, November, Nall and Tam) were superb and made our trip a pleasure. A seriously great team. Always smiling, ever helpful and anticipating all of our needs. Nothing was too much trouble. Incredible.

Gail Buswell Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Gail Buswell, Oxford, England, UK

Gail Buswell from Oxford, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

Ken, Mai and team were fantastic, they ensured the trip was truly memorable by helping us to understand their culture and enjoy the best of their country whilst also being sympathetic to our 'falang' requirements and ensuring everything was easy and enjoyable for us. Thanks for a great trip.

Rick Algar Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Rick Algar, Essex, England, UK

Rick Algar from Essex, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5



The company, a fantastic, considerate and fun group; the Laos experience, nothing prepared me for the excited laughter and uninhibited, unconditional delight of the village children as a stream of falangs in gaudy cycle gear streamed through the village;

The guides and support team, unfailingly attentive and just genuinely lovely people, a great trip.

Anita Gupta Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Anita Gupta, Liverpool, England, UK

Anita Gupta from Liverpool, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

This holiday was an exceptional experience for me and I think I will find it difficult to find another like it. Laos is a beautiful country - Dermot and Khen's passion for it and its incredible people is the unspoken part of the tour that is priceless. The tour offers a wide range of real cultural exchanges which would not be found on any other holiday. We were all made to feel so welcome in Laos by everyone we met which was really very humbling. This vital sense of community that this country exudes is sadly such a rarity in the rest of the world.

This really is a cycling holiday and is very well organised and paced. Transport by buses etc are kept to an absolute minimum. Some days are tough but you are on those hills before you know it and the sense of achievement is worth every effort.

The group was very well balanced and it was great the way that everyone pulled together whilst on the rides - no one was left cycling on their own unless they wanted to be. An approach that was encouraged by Khen and Dermot from the start. Help was always at hand.

The thought and energy that has been used to create this tour - down to every last detail - is an inspiration. I would recommend this trip to anyone without hesitation. If you are interested in exploring this country properly and understanding its complex issues then this tour is a very good introduction.

Katja Stille Cycling on the  tour with redspokes

Katja Stille, London, England, UK

Katja Stille from London, England, UK rates our  cycling holiday at 5 out of 5

I think the tour was fantastic all around even for someone who normally avoids organised group holidays. I wouldn't have gone with any organisation and redspokes and the personal involvement of Dermot made organised group travel seem appealing. It sets a great example that organised travel is possible without the negatives associated with it.

Ken was great! His beaming smile is still one of the major impressions of the trip.. He was also always approachable and willing to explain local customs and details about day-to-day Lao life. Above that he was attentive and helpful in sorting bike problems.

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