AEGEAN TRAILS –Trail building conference November 2017





AEGEAN TRAILS CONFERENCE – from the vision to the concrete goals

Presentation of the online portal aegeantrails.com


In November 2017 Cycle Expeditions Greece, the subsidiary company of the German tour operator Islandhopping and the Bike agency (experts of destination marketing in the MTB sector) extended an invitation for the two-day conference on Kos.

From the development of the mountain bike tourism many different sectors and companies of different kind can benefit. At the Aegean Trails Conference were explained both general and sector-specific opportunities. Alongside numerous presentations the participants had also the chance to take part in different Workshops. The Conference’s aim was in particular to create a cross-sectoral network, explain the financing plan and the planned implementations on the online portal www.aegeantrails.com. Aegeantrails.com is an inter-islands marketing union with the purpose to introduce the islands of the Aegean in the global MTB scene as a bike paradise and to provide specific touristic products in order to bring as many bikers as possible on holiday to Greece. This should be online before the start of the season 2018.

The program included the mutual inspection of the newly planned and built trails on Kos as well as a “Get together” in a relaxed atmosphere in the evening.

Thanks to all who participated in the Conference and showed so much interest and pleasure in this heart project!



AEGEAN TRAILS CONFERENCE - the minds behind it

who we are


Andrea Hahn
from the bike agency is widely networked in the bike sport scene. She brings all her expertise in destination marketing and extremely competent advice in the development of attractive tourist MTB offers in the Aegean Trails project.

Ernesto Hutmacher
is the initiator and motivator for the development of the Aegean bike region. He is devoted to biking, is a trail-building expert and a successful hotelier. With his bike hotel Massa Vecchia, he runs one of the most successful bike stations in Europe.

Haris Theodoropoulos
is the President of the Hellenic Association of Mountain Biking and is active throughout Greece with well-founded IMBA-based seminars for the development of the trail network and the growth of MTB sports in Greece.

Norman Bielig
develops projects with desire lines at the intersection of cycle tourism, industry and scene. He advises tourist destinations and the wheel industry on tourist and communicative product development. In addition, he is a member of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (DAV), a member of the Board of the Mountain Bike Tourism Forum Germany, and continues to work in the field of guiding.

Yannis Falelakis
is the Managing Director of Cycle Greece, the Greek subsidiary of Islandhopping. At Aegean Trails, he sets the course in cooperation with the authorities and municipalities and is mainly responsible for the entire intra-Greek contact work.

Catharina Flämig
from the Islandhopping Marketing Department brings in Aegean Trails her marketing experience in MTB and cross-marketing over many years by the Bike & Boat Specialist.

Lars Adam
is since many years MTB guide for Islandhopping and an expert on the Aegean region. Biking is his world. He is a passionate trail builder and actively cooperates with the Hellenic Association of Mountain Biking for the extension of the trail network in the Aegean.

Ali Sonay
Managing Director of Cycle Turkey, the Turkish subsidiary of Islandhopping, is planning to cooperate with Aegean Trails and to build up a partnership between Greece and Turkey in the mountain bike sector based on friendship. For this purpose, he builds trails around Bodrum and establishes contacts with hoteliers and cross-marketing partners.



AEGEAN TRAILS CONFERENCE - our sponsors

Without them nothing would be possible!


Aegean Trails is supported and financially sponsored by many renowned institutions and companies.

We thank you from our hearts for your friendship and trust, especially that you believe in our heart project!

Bike Hotel Massa Vecchia
Bike Agentur
The Trail Brothers
Hellenic Association of Mountainbiking
Inselhüpfen & Cycle Greece
ION
Moustakas Bike
Scott
tsg international
Velosolutions
Blue Star Ferries


Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com