OUR GUIDES

Bikenauts Croatia Commander

martin cotar

Martin is our alpha and omega when it comes to riding in Croatia. He is not only our leading guide but also manages all areas related to cycling.

Martin was born and still lives in Istria, a region of Croatia closes to Italy. He fell in love with cycling at an early age and never looked back. His strong passion drove him to become a professional cyclist, riding for Swiss and Slovenian pro teams.

  • Martin achieved excellent results during his career, including:
  • 5x Croatian Individual Time Trial Champion
  • 2x Croatian Road Champion
  • 1x European Individual Time Trial Championship, U23
  • 19th in the 67th World Championships - ITT

Cycling remains Martin’s true calling. He was instrumental in setting up the Tour of Croatia race, promoting cycling, as well as establishing a first certified training program for cycling guides.

Martin will act as a lead guide on all Bikenauts trips in 2019.

Martin Cotar - Bikenauts Guide
Ivo Piljic Bikenauts Guide
Bikenauts Dalmatia Pilot

IVO PILJIC

Ivo is a lucky man. He gets to spend his days between gorgeous island Hvar and Split, home to Diocletian’s Palace. He is an active triathlete, but would always put cycling first. For him, cycling is meditation in movement.

Ivo was instrumental in coordinating and guiding two rides in Croatia for the Cyclist magazine. Ride across his home island of Hvar and another in Nature Park Biokovo featuring the climb of Sveti Jure. You can experience both of these rides on our Dalmatia trip.

Ivo often jokes that he looks like a Croatian bouncer but climbs like a Colombian. You’ll be able to test his claims as he guides you on island Hvar and Biokovo rides.

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