Bikenauts Croatia Commander

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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.

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 2021.

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Ivo Piljic Bikenauts Guide
Bikenauts Dalmatia Pilot


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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Ivor is one of the co-founders of Bikenauts and a certified bike freak. He is simply obsessed with bicycles. From their history and design all the way to their numerous health benefits.

Ivor splits his time between London and Croatia. In the UK, he works as an emergency physician for various NHS trusts and leads our office. He often joins us on our cycling tours in Croatia to offer support to our guests and team.

All of our guides and support staff have been trained by Ivor in advanced first aid techniques and equipped with advanced medical kits.

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