Tour Guide

Mijo Bebic

Languages spoken: Croatian, English

Hometown: Split, Croatia

Guide since: 2012

Bike

A full loop around Korčula island for the killer climbs

Eat

Traditional Croatian octopus peka with potatoes

Drink

On special occasions, a bottle of Croatia’s white wine, Grk

Sleep

Lešić Dimitri Palace in Korčula, Croatia

In his childhood, Mijo was a champion rower, which led him to graduate from the Maritime University. Expanding on his general enjoyment of being active outside, he took up cycling and became a triathlete. He won several triathlon championships in Croatia, and became a personal trainer, nutrition adviser, and group training teacher. In addition to triathlons, he is a reigning picigin champion—a traditional game played only on Bačvice beach in Split, in which the objective is to impress spectators with outlandish water stunts. Mijo’s philosophy has always been to give everything you have, and take just what you need.