Meet Ramon Gantz – a Family Man, Sports Enthusiast, and Global Explorer.
Throughout the span of 1994 to 2017, I traversed the globe, residing in the USA, UK, Mexico, and Colombia. Engaged in the realms of real estate and tourism, I embraced a multicultural life, fluent in Croatian, Spanish, and English. Sporting endeavors have always been close to my heart, as I harbor a deep passion for various athletic disciplines. An explorer by nature, I thrive on the thrill of adventure.
Returning to my roots in Croatia in 2017 marked a pivotal chapter in my life. Since then, I've dedicated myself to organizing and nurturing the talents of youth groups in the realm of competitive sports across Croatia and Slovenia. I orchestrate tournaments and high-level training camps, igniting the spark of excellence in budding athletes.
My journey through sports began as a gymnast in the national team, specializing in floor gymnastics during my younger years. Presently, I find joy in crafting exhilarating mountain biking (MTB) trips, delving into the enchanting world of outdoor adventure.
With a rich and varied career spanning over 25 years in sports management, I've honed my expertise, offering a wealth of experience and dedication to the world of athletics.Read More
Introducing Daniel, a native of the picturesque Pula in Istria, Croatia, with 47 years of vibrant living and a world of experiences.
Fluent in English, Italian, and German, Daniel's multilingual prowess reflects his dedication to diverse cultural connections. A proud holder of a bachelor's degree in culture and tourism, his academic background aligns harmoniously with his passion for exploration and discovery.
With a vibrant career spanning back to 2012, Daniel has carved his path as a guide, illuminating the way for individuals and groups on thrilling bike tours, cross-country expeditions, invigorating treks, and captivating road tours. His commitment to adventure and his dedication to sharing the beauty of his homeland through tourism has made him an indispensable asset to those seeking unforgettable journeys.Read More
Hailing from the stunning landscapes of Porec in Istria, Croatia, this adventurous individual's story is one of diverse passions and professional expertise.
With a degree from the prestigious dental school in Zagreb, Croatia, this outdoor enthusiast is more than just a dental professional. Boasting over three decades of experience in thrilling outdoor sports, including skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking, he embodies the true spirit of an active lifestyle.
When not busy tending to patients in his dental practice, you'll find him thrilling audiences with his melodic singles, resonating across the enchanting regions of Istria and mainland Croatia. Since 2020, he has delved into the technical challenges of eMTB climbs, embracing the thrill of the trail and enduro surfaces.
An aficionado of the simple pleasures, he appreciates the nuances of a fine espresso and a refreshing beer, symbolizing a well-balanced life of zestful pursuits and relaxed indulgences. His story is a beautiful blend of expertise, adventure, and the appreciation of life's simple joys.Read More
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Meet Polonsky, the Maverick of Extremes, a serial enthusiast and a maestro in the realm of high-octane adventures. This seasoned individual boasts a rich and diverse background. For seven years, he orchestrated vibrant rhythms and experiences as a music festival producer, infusing his passion into each event.
Armed with a BA degree in management, with a specialized focus on marketing, Polonsky is an adept strategist with 14 years of expertise in the dynamic world of digital marketing. For the past four years, he has been an instrumental force, carving out successes and new frontiers at BIKEUP.
His journey is a testament to a multifaceted skill set, fusing creativity, marketing finesse, and a profound love for extreme experiences, establishing him as an irreplaceable force within the realm of adventure and marketing.Read More
Introducing David, a native of the vibrant city of Maribor, Slovenia, where his journey began.
At the age of 43, David's multilingual abilities in English and Croatian embody his diverse cultural connections and a vast outlook on life.
With a decade-plus experience in the realm of tourism, David has become a seasoned expert in curating unforgettable travel experiences. His commitment to delivering top-notch service and memorable adventures has garnered him a wealth of expertise in the industry.
In 2019, David pivoted his passion towards the exhilarating world of cycling and training at Black Peak E-bike. Specializing in guiding diverse groups of varying ages and skills, he has embraced the thrill of leading and training adventurers, ensuring that every journey is not just a ride, but an experience to be remembered.Read More
Meet Paulo, hailing from the vibrant town of Pezin in Istria, Croatia, where his journey began.
At 30 years young, Paulo's multilingual abilities in English and German mirror his cosmopolitan upbringing and international flair.
An academic achiever, Paulo holds a master's degree in Graphic Design Technology, elevating his creative prowess to new heights. With an Instructor License (IRTA) in Bicycle Instruction, Paulo's love for bikes extends far beyond casual admiration.
Director of a flourishing flower production company, Paulo's ventures span a versatile background. With four years entrenched in the vibrant world of tourism, he's seamlessly integrated his passion for biking into his professional life. Over two years, Paulo has charted new paths as a bicycle guide, sharing his expertise and enthusiasm with fellow adventurers.
Paulo's cycling journey is a testament to a lifelong love for biking, specializing in the exhilarating realm of free-riding mountain bikes. He's explored the untamed paths, embarking on two significant bike tours - a 14-day adventure through Slovenia and an epic 23-day expedition from Istanbul to Pezin. His life's canvas is painted with a colorful array of adventures and professional achievements, making him a dynamic and inspiring individual in both the world of design and the thrilling realm of cycling.Read More
Introducing Diego, a native of the vibrant city of Pula in Croatia, where his adventurous spirit was born.
At a youthful age of 25, Diego is a true polyglot, fluent in English, Italian, Croatian, and German, reflecting his diverse connections and cosmopolitan outlook.
Diego is the ultimate aficionado when it comes to nature's exploration, embracing the thrill of the great outdoors. He's an aficionado on the saddle of bikes like the Orbea Oiz and Scott Genius, conquering trails and untamed paths with unparalleled enthusiasm. His love for biking, hiking, kayaking, and every adventurous pursuit defines his free-spirited nature.
An epicurean at heart, Diego's culinary passion is evident, especially when paired with a sweet wine, reserved for those special and magical moments.
His mantra, "Ready, Shreddy, GO!" encapsulates his readiness for any adventure, always geared up and excited to take on the next challenge. Diego lives for the rush of adrenaline and the thrill of exploring, embodying an attitude that's always set for the next exhilarating escapade.Read More
Meet Ivan, a visionary from Croatia whose journey is a fusion of creativity and diverse skills.
At 32 years young, Ivan's multilingual fluency in English, Macedonian, Italian, and German reflects his wide-reaching connections and cultural adaptability.
A Croatian creative director and a skilled photographer, Ivan's lens captures the essence of moments, particularly in sports photography and creative direction. His proficiency extends beyond the click of a camera; he's adept in photo and video editing software, seamlessly weaving stories through images.
Beyond his artistic talents, Ivan's educational background is as diverse as his skill set. He holds a degree in dentistry, showcasing his versatility and passion for varied fields of knowledge.
Ivan's life is an inspiring canvas, where creativity, a keen eye for visual storytelling, and an academic pursuit harmoniously intertwine to paint a unique and colorful narrative.Read More
Mike The Mechanic, a spirited adventurer with an exciting journey.
Originally from the UK, The Mechanic charted a new course in life, moving to Croatia five years ago with his Croatian wife and their two delightful children, embracing a new chapter in the picturesque landscapes of Croatia.
At 42, The Mechanic is not only multilingual, fluent in English, French, and Italian but also a passionate follower of rugby. His weekends often revolve around the excitement and camaraderie of the game.
When it comes to unwinding, The Mechanic's drink of choice is the classic and timeless old-fashioned cocktail, savoring the refined taste it brings to his moments of relaxation.
Guided by the motto "It is what it is," The Mechanic approaches life with a pragmatic and accepting viewpoint, gracefully embracing the ebb and flow of life's moments.
In the racing world, The Mechanic's story is an exhilarating ride. He's been a part of the distinguished Trek 2002 Team TDF USPS Racer, navigating trails on a Jamis steel hardtail, and relishing the thrill of the ride on a Pivot Firebird. His racing legacy is a testament to his unwavering dedication and the thrill he finds in every twist and turn of the track.Read More