Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
A native of Split, Ivana Bubicic now makes her home on the island of Brac, where she has been a pioneer in the field of adventure travel. A trilingual (fluent in English and German in addition to her native tongue) walking guide for over 15 years, Ivana’s areas of expertise include history, art history, and Mediterranean flora. In her free time, she produces olive oil, sings in a traditional music group called klapa (a form of a cappella singing), and designs jewelry from natural materials.
Daniel Piccini was born in Croatia’s second largest city, Split, and is an avid sportsman. He previously worked as a civil engineer and as a technician for a Croatian race car team. However, his main passion is guiding, and for more than fourteen years Dani has devoted his time to professional guiding—from trekking and walking to climbing and canyoning. When not guiding, Dani can be found enjoying outdoor activities with his wife and two children in one of Croatia’s many beautiful national parks.
Barbara Kricej Bizjak
Born and raised in neighboring Slovenia, Barbara Kricej Bizjak has always been very passionate about Dalmatia and calls it her second home. Her immense love of sports, nature, and people led her to a life working outside and her particular interest in guiding. Barbara especially enjoys informing guests about local traditions and cuisine. She is also a horseback riding instructor, ballroom dance teacher, a licensed mountain bike guide, and speaks three languages! Her hobbies include a wide range of outdoor sports, which she usually enjoys with her husband.
A native of Slovenia, Jaka Bizjak, discovered his passion for outdoor sports at a very young age. He is an avid mountain biker and a pioneer of balance sports, such as slackline and stand up paddle-boarding. An experienced walking, biking, and sailing guide in both Slovenia and Croatia, he enjoys spending time in nature with his wife and is an aspiring custom bike frame builder.
Daniel (Dani) Lacko resides in Zagreb and, when not guiding our guests around Croatia, works as a freelance outdoor specialist, splitting his time between tourism consulting, project management (for a series of outdoor sporting events), and adventure journalism. Dani’s passion for his home country is evident with his background as president of the Adventure Tourism Council at the Croatian Chamber of Economy, his work on national campaigns with the Croatia Tourism Board, and his management of annual outdoor film festivals and various national sports television shows. Dani is sure to regale you with the intriguing history of Croatia as well as his exciting exploits as a journalist covering everything from BASE jumping to EcoChallenge expedition races in Morocco and Patagonia.