Tour Guide

Mario Balić

Languages Spoken: Croatian, English, German

Hometown: Split, Croatia

Guide Since: 2018

Bike

Korčula island from Vela Luka to Korčula town

Eat

Octopus prepared "hoba ispod peke" style—it just melts in your mouth

Drink

A red wine from Vis island: Lipanović Plavac Mali 2013

Sleep

Vošac on Biokovo mountain, with views of the Dalmatian islands from heaven (or 1421 meters)

Cycling is a direct connection to Mario’s childhood—one he wants to keep forever. It can be mountain biking, road cycling, touring with saddlebags, commuting, or just having fun on a bike: Mario is there. He has been guiding cycling tours since 2008 and has been coaching cyclists and triathletes in training camps since 2013. In his free time, Mario will go into nature for a walk, hike, or turn to his trusty favorite—cycling—to brighten any day.