Freitag, 1. September 2017 Konferenz-Zentrum Ost | Foyer Ost | 1. OG
After a successful career as a professional racing cyclist and Formula 1 driver, Ernesto Hutmacher is the founder and owner of the Bike Hotel Massa Veccia in Tuscany as well s the initiator of various bike events and races.
A graduate in sport science from the German Sport University Cologne, he has been a full-time bike guide since 2008 and an official bike instructor since 2010. Employed with Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH since 2008, Adam is responsible for the project management: from booking through holiday planning to documentation.
The first contact between Ernesto Hutmacher and the tour operator Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH / “Islandhopping” came about on an MTB information-gathering tour in the Greek Aegean. Ernesto was impressed by the beauty of the country and recognized the region’s potential for long-term MTB tourism, and especially the opportunity to help a region that, owing to the refugee situation and economic crisis, offers the young generation practically no hope or prospects for the future. Approximately one year later, an entire ship was chartered in cooperation with “Islandhopping” and construction of the first trails started.
At present, work is taking place on drawing up a firm five-year plan for developing the region (building trails / planning an network of routes / etc.).