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Islandhopping
About us

Islandhopping

More than a Holiday - since 1998

 

Islandhopping is your specialist for Bike & Boat, MTB & Boat, Road Bike & Boat, e-Bike & Boat active holidays as well as Multi-Adventure Cruises. Our programme also includes Hotel & Bike and MTB & Hotel tour itineraries.

Behind the scenes

at Islandhopping

 

How are the tours developed? Find out more about our work as you take a peek behind the curtains at Islandhopping. From the booking to the tour.

 

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Our Team

Side by Side to Success

 

The driving force behind Islandhopping is the supportive team around the company founder, Klaus Schenk. Eleven motivated employees in the Islandhopping HQ in Constance and 34 additional staff on site in our travel destinations make up the incredible team behind the brand. In addition to our employees, we have also worked closely with 23 ship owners and their trusted crew for many years. Our subsidiary companies, Cycle Croatia, Cycle Greece, and Cycle Turkey take care of the logistics and the exceptional service in the respective travel destinations.

 

Our competent tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the languages and cultures of our travel destinations. Their skills in first aid, cultural presentations, and bike mechanics are refreshed annually during a multi-day company seminar. They each have their own wonderful personality, ever livening up the tour experience and making lasting memories for our guests to take home.

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Klaus Schenk

Managing Director/Company Owner
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Klaus Schenk

A passionate traveller, Klaus founded Islandhopping (Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH) in 1998 and has been managing director ever since. He is responsible for all aspects of the business and is available around the clock for both guests and staff. His great love remains travelling, and he particularly enjoys spending time in Croatia. However, exploring new destinations also inspires his adventurous spirit. He is therefore almost always on the road and has explored more islands than anyone else!

Jacob Ketel

Managing Director & B2B Sales
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Jacob Ketel

Jacob joined our office team at the end of 2013 after having spent a summer season accompanying our guests as a tour guide in Croatia. Since then he has found his passion in representing the Islandhopping products to guests and business partners around the world and in coordinating the internal processes of the company in Constance, Germany. At the start of 2021, Jacob began a new chapter at Islandhopping as company director alongside Klaus Schenk and hopes to support the company in its success for many years to come.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-36186124

Tobias Lohmann

Media Communication & Marketing
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Tobias Lohmann

Tobias is the source of ideas, concept developer, photographer, videographer and photo editor for our diverse marketing activities. He led the development of our website and was instrumental in implementing our new corporate design. He also bears responsibility for the visibility of our website on the web and the appearance of our company in general. If his schedule allows it, he also likes to swap his office chair for a bike saddle with a sea view, because traveling is his second passion.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-36186139

Catharina Flämig

Marketing & Tour Guiding
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Catharina Flämig

Catharina has been a member of our office team since 2005 and has headed our marketing department for many years. She specialises in writing a wide variety of texts for our print products, websites, and social media as well as managing content for our multilingual online presence and coordinating public relations.

Additionally, Catharina is our Greece expert. She takes care of the planning, organisation, and implementation of all our trips departing from Athens and Corfu. As she can no longer imagine life without Greece, she often works as a tour guide on our ships in Hellas during the summer.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-36186126

Martin Lübke

Bookings & Tour Guiding
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Martin Lübke

Martin has been part of the Islandhopping team since 2003. He works in our bookings department and is always happy to advise our guests over the phone and per e-mail. He also takes care of transfers for our guests and is responsible for the product management for our tours in Northern Europe and Vietnam.

He knows almost all the tours on our program, working as a tour guide for part of the year. As he loves the northern region, he mainly travels in Scotland, Denmark, and at the Baltic Sea.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-361860

Sandra Dileo

Bookings
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Sandra Dileo

Sandra joined our team as part of the bookings department in May of 2019. She is always happy to advise our guests over the phone and via e-mail on all questions and queries regarding individual bookings. Her speciality is the Lofoten Islands, but she is also very familiar with our other trips. Even when she is on holiday, Sandra doesn’t stay in the deckchair for long. She loves to travel a country with only a rucksack on her back and to explore new cities and islands every few days – so she fits perfectly into our Islandhopping team!

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-361860

Maddalena Bruschetti

Bookings & Tour Guiding
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Maddalena Bruschetti

Maddalena has supported our booking department since 2017. She is always happy to advise our guests about our various Islandhopping tours by phone and per e-mail. Croatia is her area of expertise. Before joining the office team, she was a tour guide there and has worked in all regions of this beautiful country. She knows almost all our Croatian tours and continues to work there as a tour guide during the summer.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-361860

Jana Rong

Bookings
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Jana Rong

Jana joined our Booking Department in October 2022. She is happy to answer all questions from our island hopping vacationers and partners by phone or email.

 

From 2016-2017, she lived in Cairns, Australia where she worked in a Travel Agency. Around this time she also traveled through Thailand, New Zealand and Singapore. In April 2023 Jana was able to spend a week on the Magellan in Croatia on her first island hopping tour and she was thrilled!

 

‘The combination of ship & bike is simply ingenious! You get to know many places / islands in a short time all the while staying fit. This concept also avoids guests having to constantly re-pack their suitcases.’ Jana is of the opinion that you can never travel enough and it is never too late.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-361860

Dijana Langer

Customer Consultant
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Dijana Langer

Dijana has been part of the Islandhopping team since 2003 and has specialised in taking care of our charter groups for many years. She is responsible for answering all full charter enquiries, preparing the corresponding offers, clarifying the customised route and program wishes with the clients, and keeping in touch with our local staff and guides to ensure these special trips run smoothly. Additionally, she supports our booking department answering e-mails and taking bookings from guests.

Phone: +49-(0)7531-361860

Karin Vetter

Bookkeeping
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Karin Vetter

Karin has been taking care of our bookkeeping for many years. She keeps an overview of our revenue and expenses, handles our travel expenses reports, and keeps in touch with the financial accounting department, in so doing providing us support and keeping our operations running smoothly.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-36186131

Herbert Krummenauer

Interim CFO
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Herbert Krummenauer

Herbert has been our liaison with the banks and tax advisor since 2011. He keeps an eye on all our finances, ensures that the evaluations and balance sheets are prepared correctly, and that we operate economically, keeping an eye on the bottom line. To this end, he maintains active contact with all company departments and is happy to contribute his insights to quality management and on optimising tour operations.

 

Phone: +49-(0)7531-36186132

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Ivo Jarić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is …
MTB South Dalmatia Special

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
My favorite activity is mountain biking, but I also like hiking and pushing my bike up the mountain

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
I like getting to know new people, cycling and swimming

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Zagreb or Istria (Croatia)

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
Just a normal guy

 

What do I do in winter?
I bike and ski, and I am also renovating an old stone house together with my friend

 

My all-time favorite movie:
Blow

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2017

Jana Harms

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favorite island hopping tour:
Southern Dalmatia

 

Favorite activities besides biking:
Hiking, camping, snowboarding, traveling, picnicking and enjoying life in good company!

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a tour guide:
Living on the ship and being active outside in the fresh air every day anew! Also, the job is super varied, you get to meet a lot of people from all over the world and you definitely never get bored.

 

Most of the time you can find me in... (country where I am most active as a tour guide):
Croatia

 

When I'm not busy island hopping, I....
can be found in my adopted home in Konstanz at the beautiful Lake Constance. There I work on a campsite and am finishing my outdoor and tourism management studies on the side.

 

What do I do in winter?
Escape to the Alps! Whether it's winter hiking, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating or sledding - I like winter just as much as summer.

 

My favorite movie:
Powdergirl

 

My favorite album:
Cookbook by Liedfett

 

I speak the following languages:
German and English

Kristofor Štokić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite island hopping tour:
Kvarner Bay, because of the perfect mix of culture, cycling and wild beauty

 

My favourite activities besides biking:
Fishing, fitness training, concerts & couch surfing

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a tour guide:
I love showing people from different corners of the world the country and people of Croatia (by Bike & Boat). It is the best way to explore a country.

 

Most of the time you can find me in...(counry where I am most active as a tour guide):
Croatia

 

When I am not busy island hopping, I am ....
Plumber

 

What do I do in winter?
That's when I am at home, on the island of Rab

 

My favourite movie:
Adam's apples

 

My favourite album:
The Jam - Setting Sons

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, German, English

 

I belong to the island hopping team since:
2011

Petra Vrtodušić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
Kvarner Bay, because we get to explore my home island Rab! We are always moving between islands, which is amazing! 7 different islands on 7 different days!

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Hiking, snorkeling

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Showing our guests the beauty and culture of other, different countries!

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia, Vietnam, Montenegro

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be ...
A farmer

 

What do I do in winter?
I take a holiday and visit tropical countries

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Pulp Fiction

 

My all-time favourite album:
Bob Marley – Exodus

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, German, Italian

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2009

Ana Pucic

Tour Guide Croatia
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Mirta Nikolić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Island hopping tour is …
South Dalmatia

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Cycling is my great passion, but I also love hiking. The main thing is that I am active!

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Meeting new people, cycling, spending time outdoors.

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "lslandhopping" I would be …
Definitely a bike guide in inland Croatia where I live.

 

What do I do in winter?
I cycle a lot throughout the whole year. It is my passion and way of life.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
I don't have any. I don't like to spend time in front of the TV.

 

My all-time favourite album:
I like to listen to techno, e.g. Sven Vath, Marco Carola, Stacey Pullen

 
I speak the following languages:
Croatian and English

 

I have been a tour guide for lslandhopping since:
2022

Hrvoje Šincek

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Island hopping tour is …
Southern Dalmatia! I love the diversity of the trip: the island of Vis with its calming energy and first class pastries, the island of Korčula with its diverse small villages and rich history and the island of Brač, home to the town of Pučišća where it always looks like it’s snowing because of the white limestone houses.

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Hiking, excursions, travelling, dancing and concerts.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
The fresh air, beautiful nature, and the fact that my "office" is on the ship. It is a dynamic life and I enjoy having the opportunity to get to know other people and their culture.

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "lslandhopping" I would be …
A chocolate artisan

 

What do I do in winter?
Improve my language skills and of course - make snowmen.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
The Fifth Element

 

My all-time favourite album:
Impossible to say, there are too many good ones!

 
I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, working on German

 

I have been a tour guide for lslandhopping since:
Spring 2022

Mario Ivančević

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
Highlights of Dalmatia

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
The Croatian language course - I love teaching my language to my guests.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Learning so many new things about my home country of Croatia and its islands.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
A business analyst

 

What do I do in winter?
Rock climbing training, playing drums, hanging out with my kids.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Interview with the Vampire

 

My all-time favourite album:
Hair (Original Soundtrack)

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian and English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
April 2022

Krešimir Bošnjak

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
The Mountain Bike Special tours - Kvarner Bay or South Dalmatia

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Snowboarding, swimming, hiking, playing with my kid

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Being able to do my hobby – cycling – professionally and in the company of great like-minded people.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Taking part in MTB races throughout Croatia and the EU

 

What do I do in winter?
Relax and enjoy time with my family, and snowboarding. I am also a guide for bike tours in my hometown.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Star Wars

 

My all-time favourite album:
Tihomir Pop Asanovic - Majko Zemljo
Eric Bourdon and War - any album

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, German

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
May 2022

Tara Grubišić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
National Parks of Dalmatia Plus

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Aerial silk and hula hoop, drawing, and learning Japenese

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Having the possibility to learn so much from every person I encounter

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Learning digital art

 

What do I do in winter?
I travel, again!

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Spirited Away

 

My all-time favourite album:
Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowel

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, Italian, and English! I am learning Japanese and German.

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
April 2022

Marko Mršo

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
South Dalmatia MTB Special

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Free climbing, snowboarding, traveling, mountain climbing, camping.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Meeting new people, getting to see all the beauty of Croatia, and riding a bike for a living.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Working as a civil engineer

 

What do I do in winter?
I spend time with family and friends, snowboarding, traveling, training, and taking a little bit time for myself.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Captain Fantastic

 

My all-time favourite album:
I don't have one, I love all kinds of music – it depends on the situation.

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, and German

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2021

Luka Sarić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
South Dalmatia MTB Special

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Climbing, jiu-jitsu, snowboarding, slacklining

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Meeting interesting people from all around the world

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Doing all my other favourite activities :)

 

What do I do in winter?
I’m a snowboarding instructor, I coach jiu-jitsu and travel

 

My all-time favourite movie:
It’s too hard to choose only one but I can give a favourite genre: Fantasy and adventure

 

My all-time favourite album:
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, German, Spanish

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2022

Mario Lešnik

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
Kvarner Bay MTB Special and South Dalmatia MTB Special

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Mountain biking including building and maintaining trails

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Meeting new people and cycling

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
A dental technician

 

What do I do in winter?
In winter I cycle, play PC games, and spend time with my family.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Maratonci trče počasni krug

 

My all-time favourite album:
Oliver Dragojević – Vjeruj u ljubav

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English and I am working on German.

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2022

Dora Valovičić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
South Dalmatia

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Yoga, spending time in nature, cooking

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
The beautiful scenery that surrounds me every day, being able to meet interesting people and showing them the most amazing parts of my country.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Teaching yoga

 

What do I do in winter?
Rest and travel.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Pulp Fiction

 

My all-time favourite album:
No favs, so many

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, and German

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2016-2019 and again since 2022

Catharina Flämig

Destination Manager Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
The Ionian Islands, because of the spectacular nature, Caribbean blue sea, and fantastic beaches. Besides this, I also love spotting the turtles, seals, and dolphins that live there, and of course one of the top highlights is our visit to Ithaca, home of the legendary Odysseus

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Swimming, laughing, telling stories of the Greek mythology

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
– the familiar atmosphere with the guests, to be active amongst nature
– being close to the sea
– to arouse curiosity for Greece in others and to show the country from a perspective that solo travelers rarely get to see

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece or in our office in Constance

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
I can’t imagine doing anything else, to be honest!

 

What do I do in winter?
I work in our main office in Constance and I’m responsible for marketing, tour guide training and supporting our sponsors

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Monty Python’s Life of Brian

 

My all-time favourite album:
Charis Alexiou – Orizontes

 

I speak the following languages:
German, English, Greek

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
I’ve been part of the team since September 2005

Panagiota Potamianou

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
So far, I have only been on the Peloponnese and Saronic Gulf tour, and I really like it!

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Climbing, swimming, hiking.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Travelling as well as encouraging and experiencing our guests’ appreciation for the beauty of my home country.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece.

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Teaching and translating.

 

What do I do in winter?
I teach children and translate literature.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
I have many favourite films!

 

My all-time favourite album:
I like listening to classical music and opera.

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English, German, Spanish and I am currently learning Swedish.

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2023

Marylu Tsiouma

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
Ionian Islands, because of its unique beauty.

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Nature, yoga and any holistic approach to wellbeing, and traveling.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
The change, the constant challenge, the contact with people, the experiences, and the travel.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):

Greece.

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
Travelling.

 

What do I do in winter?

I travel and keep up with my life interests and goals.


My all-time favourite movie:

Natural Born Killers

 

My all-time favourite album:
The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

 

I speak the following languages:
English, Greek, average German, some French, some Spanish.

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
April 2023

Raphael Eigenheer

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Island Hopping Tour:
Ionian Islands


Favourite activities besides biking:

playing the piano,  hiking & traveling


What I enjoy most about my job as a tour guide:

Since I like people and beautiful places, I enjoy just that.


Mostly you can find me in... (country where I am most active as a tour guide):

Greece


When I am not busy island hopping, I am .....:

Craniosacral Therapist


What do I do in winter?

Snowboarding in the Swiss mountains


My favourite movie:

In the Mood for Love


My favourite album

The album with my children's pictures


I speak the following languages:

French, Italian, German, English and some Greek


I belong to the Island Hopping Team since:

June 2023

 

 

Dimitrios Kavvadas

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
The Ionian Islands Tour because I used to work as a sailor on the ship Panagiota, which is the one that accompanies these tours

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
All kinds of sports but especially kickboxing

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
The connections I make with the guests and being able to share different opinions and ideas, visiting various places, and exercising

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be...
A sailor

 

What do I do in winter?
Train Kickboxing

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Jumper

 

My all-time favourite album:
Meds – Placebo

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2016

Dionysios Chaikalis

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
Cyclades and Saronic Gulf

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Hiking, football and sports in general

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
I particularly enjoy providing our guests an insight to the Greek lifestyle and showing them the places that I love and being able to share the history of my country with them.

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be...
Busy doing things which make me happy and enjoying life.

 

What do I do in winter?
Studying and working at a family business.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Shutter Island.

 

My all-time favourite album:
The Dog and the Future by Agar Agar.

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2022

Paschalina Vlachou

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
the Cyclades and the Saronic Islands tour because it is the very first trip I experienced with Islandhopping and the one I will always hold dear.

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Swimming, dancing, singing, hiking, travelling.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
The interaction with many different beautiful people from all around the world while exploring wonderful natural sceneries.

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece, at least at the moment.

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be...
Most probably lying on a desert beach with friends, playing music under the stars.

 

What do I do in winter?
Rest, spend time with family and friends, plan new adventures, visit beautiful places in winter.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
The Lord of the Rings

 

My all-time favourite album:
Café del mar Vol. 5 by José Padilla

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English, French and Spanish. I also understand a bit of German, Italian and Turkish.

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since: 2022

Isabell Weschka

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
Unfortunately, I don’t know all of the tours yet, but that is certainly my goal! I love the tour through the Ionian Sea for many reasons but particularly because Corfu feels like home.

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Making music, hiking, reading, and beekeeping..

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:

I love being on the road, meeting many new and exciting people, and sharing my love for the country and its people.

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece, at least at the moment.

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be...
An instructor at bee workshops, a German teacher, and a musician.

 

What do I do in winter?

All the lovely things I do in the summer, just with a bit more time.

 

My all-time favourite movie:

Many!! Mostly, I love cinema and small arthouse productions.  

 

My all-time favourite album:

Maybe Radiohead “In Rainbows” – but again there are many others.

 

I speak the following languages:

German, Greek, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since: Spring 2022

Thomas Harbeke

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My favorite Islandhopping tour is…
Tuscany Tour

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
More cycling, cooking, brewing beer, wine tasting, outdoor activities, and even more cycling

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Joy is contagious. I love it when I manage to infect all the guests with happiness by the end of the week

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
In Italy and Denmark

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
A copywriter, conceptual designer, brand strategist

 

What do I do in winter?
Snowboarding and I eat Fondue

 

My all-time favorite movie:
Mad Men

 

I speak the following languages:
"Schwiizerdüütsch"/Swiss-German, English, German, French

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2017

Ali Sonay

Destination Manager Turkey
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
Lycian and Carian Coast, because you get culture, history, and a beautiful landscape all at the same time

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Diving, diving, diving

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Getting to know new cultures and exploring the countries from their lesser-known sides

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
On the Turkish coast and in the Greek Aegean

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be ...
A dive instructor, professional diver

 

What do I do in winter?
I’m a professional diver and look after a little farm

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Forrest Gump

 

My all-time favourite album:
Buddha bar

 

I speak the following languages:
Turkish, German, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2002

Ebru Yaşar

Tour Guide Turkey
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
I think all the tours are great with a perfect amount of challenge :)

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
I always love being in nature! I also enjoy trekking, rock climbing, scuba diving, yoga, and dance.

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Sharing experiences, meeting people from different cultures. Sharing my knowledge & experience with people is fun.

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Turkey

 

If I weren’t busy at “Islandhopping” I would be ...
A tourist & trekking guide, teaching English, teaching Turkish as a foreign language, giving creative drama classes, a yoga instructor, a folk dance teacher, and singing at my place in the Aegean region of Turkey.

 

What do I do in winter?
I lecture at university and teach English at high school. I do various different courses e.g. foreign language learning. I also love cycling and spending time in the mountains.

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Some alternative festival films, Bicycle Thieves, Into the Wild, The Motorcycle Diaries, Truman Show, Modern Times, Frida, Persepolis…

 

My all-time favourite album:
Metallica (Master of Puppets), RHCP (Californication), Bob Marley (Greatest Hits), some jazz & blues albums…

 

I speak the following languages:
Turkish, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2023

Maddalena Bruschetti

Tour Guide Croatia/Italy
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
Istria because it really looks like my home country and I feel at home there

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
Playing volleyball and beach volleyball, skiing, hiking, travelling

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Using my knowledge of foreign languages, being close to the sea, and always being able to talk with people from different countries and different cultural backgrounds

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be ...
In Constance or in Italy (my home country)

 

What do I do in winter?
I work at the office in Constance, play volleyball and go skiing

 

My all-time favourite movie:
The Intouchables

 

My all-time favourite album:
Zucchero – Diamante

 

I speak the following languages:
Italian, German, English, Spanish, and a bit of Portuguese

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2017

Tobias Lohmann

Allrounder
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
Hard to say, there are so many. In Turkey I love the unspoiled and the heartwarming friendliness of the locals. Here I like the tour along the Lycian coast the most. In Greece it’s the convivial atmosphere in the small fishing villages that inspires me again and again

 

Favourite activities:
Mountainbiking, filming, making music, hiking, sailing

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
The combination of culture, nature, and exercise is simply where I feel most in my element! And what’s better than sharing the insider tips that we have gathered over the years with other people?

 

Learned from life:
Beauty can’t be searched for, but only found. And: That which is foreign to us reveals more about ourselves than about the country visited

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
A documentary filmmaker

 

What do I do in winter?
As an integrated part of our office team I work on our image films, keep the website updated, and organize exhibition appearances

 

My favourite books:
Siddartha, Gantenbein

 

I speak the following languages:
German, English, Spanish

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2004 - 2007, 2011 until today

Martin Lübke

Tour Guide Scotland
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is…
Scotland, because it combines so many of the things that I love: Glowing colours, plenty of nature, friendly people, castle ruins, bagpipes, pubs, and from time to time a good whisky

 

Favourite activities aside from cycling:
City trips, football (passively), listening to music

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Showing the hidden gems to our guests and sharing the stories I love with them, and most of all seeing that they too love it all just as much as I do!

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Scotland and all the other northern destinations that we will hopefully offer very soon

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be ...
Some say a weatherman. But I think, in the end, that would be too much physics for me. I'm pretty sure I would be connected to tourism somehow

 

What do I do in winter?
I work in the Islandhopping office in Constance and go skiing every now and then

 

My all-time favourite movie:
Hard to name just one: Ghost Dog with Forest Whitaker

 

My all-time favourite album:
Hard to answer again: Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour, The Wall by Pink Floyd, Greatest Hits by Queen and Seventh son of a seventh son by Iron Maiden … just to name a few

 

I speak the following languages:
German, English, Latin

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2003

Dionysios Katsiopis

Tour Guide Greece
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is …
My favorite tour so far is the one from Corfu to Athens which goes through the Corinth Canal

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
I like hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, reading, listening to music, going to the cinema and travelling

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
What I love about this job is having the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to help them to discover new places

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece

 

If I weren’t busy „Islandhopping“ I would be …
An unsuccessful lawyer, otherwise a normal person

 

What do I do in winter?
I relax

 

My all-time favorite movie:
The Salt of the Earth

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English, German

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2018

Ivan Botić

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is …
My favorite Islandhopping tour is in Croatia. The South Dalmatia tour is my favorite one, but the other tours are also great

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
In my free time I like to stay active and do all kinds of sports and outdoor activities

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
"Just” hopping. Mostly I like to spend my time in the good company of friends and family in the wonderful city of Split in Croatia

 

What do I do in winter?
In wintertime, I enjoy all the things that winter has to offer, although I am more of a summer person

 

My all-time favorite movie:
I like old Hollywood classics

 

I speak the following languages:
Croatian, English, German, Spanish

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2014

Alexandros Kappis

Tour Guide Greece
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My favourite Islandhopping tour is …
It’s hard to say. Probably the Ionian Islands

 

Favourite activity other than cycling:
Skiing and snowboarding, all outdoor sports, travelling

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a tour guide:
Meeting wonderful, interesting people from all around the world while taking them to the most beautiful places in Greece

 

You will find me mostly in … (country where I am most active as a tour guide):
Greece

 

What do I do in winter?
I ski, mountain bike, and take part in a Greek Folklore course

 

My favourite movie:
Lista de espera (Waiting List)

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English, Spanish

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2019

Michael Theiler

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is:
MTB Special Kvarner Bay

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
Swimming, watching sunsets

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Getting to know a lot of new people and having the opportunity to taste delicious Mediterranean food together with the guests

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide)
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
On the mountain railways in Engelberg (Switzerland)

 

What do I do in winter?
Snowboarding and ice-hockey

 

My all-time favorite movie:
Not2bad (bike movie)

 

I speak the following languages:
"Schwiitzerdüütsch"/Swiss-German, German, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2018

Niovi Stasinou

Tour Guide Greece
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is …
MTB special tours in the Aegean

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
Skiing, running, climbing, yoga and pilates, CrossFit

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
Socializing while exploring

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Greece

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
A biologist and physiotherapist

 

What do I do in winter?
Riding, skiing, studying, working, and traveling

 

My all-time favorite movie:
Encounters at the End of the World

 

I speak the following languages:
Greek, English, a bit of German

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2018

Muriel Wehrle

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is …:
Southern Dalmatia - a tour which I have experienced as a guest several times. I was very impressed by the versatility of the area, the unique old towns, the blooming island landscapes, the sea, and the culture. I am curious to see which other interesting tours await me

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
Any kind of fitness, snowboarding, festivals, and travel

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
I: Interaction
N: New acquaintances
S: Sun, sea
E: Experiencing culture
L: Life stories, landscape
H: "Hopping" from island to island
U: Unforgettable experiences
E: Energy
P: Personality
F: Freedom
E: Everybody can be themselves
N: New week new people

T: Teamwork, typical food
O: Outdoor
U: Up to date
R: Ride a bike
G: Giving information
U: Upgrade language
I: Individual work
D: Diversity
E: Endless fun

 

You will most likely find me in … (Country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
Always looking for new adventures, beautiful places, and unforgettable experiences

 

What do I do in winter?
I work as a health and pediatric nurse, take the opportunity to snowboard and look forward to the summer

 

My all-time favorite movie:
The Tourist

 

My all-time favourite album:
Volbeat – Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies

 

I speak the following languages:
German, English and am very interested in the Croatian language

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2019

 

Remo Zbinden

Tour Guide Croatia
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My favorite Islandhopping tour is…
Since I’m new to Islandhopping unfortunately I can’t answer this question. However, I am looking forward to getting to know the tours

 

Favorite activities aside from cycling:
In my free time, I spend a lot of time on my bike or road biking

 

What I enjoy most about my job as a guide:
I like talking with the guests and getting to know new people. There are always exciting stories to tell. Apart from that I also like to adjust bikes

 

You will most likely find me in … (country where I am most active as a guide):
Croatia

 

If I weren’t busy "Islandhopping" I would be …
A carpenter or a guide for Bikebuebe.ch

 

What do I do in winter?
Of course biking/cycling. It is also possible to ride a bike in winter!

 

I speak the following languages:
Mother language "Schwiitzerdüütsch"/Swiss-German, German, English

 

I have been a tour guide for Islandhopping since:
2018

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