Meet ACE ADVENTURE Team
We have a great team of people who share a passion for travel, adventure, mountaineering and cycling
Work in ACE Adventure is not only business for us, it is also a great joy and our life style. All the staff are passionate cyclists, mountaineers, adventurers. We are coming with different backgrounds but passion for active life connected us in ACE Adventure family.
As a small team we all have field jobs but some of tour leaders and drivers work also in administrative field. So, everybody here knows very well everything about adventure travel business and understands well what expectations of our clients are.
In 1997, two brothers, Misa and Sasa Kolic, walking and cycling gastronomes, founded the company and all they had was a pair of hiking shoes, bicycles and huge desire to share their big passion for travel and adventure with other people. ACE Adventure is now one of the leading adventure travel companies in the Central and Eastern Europe and every year hundreds of people share our passion for travel and explore the Balkans on foot or by bicycle with us. In a heart of the Balkans, surrounded by turbulent history, we have decided to fight for our life style, and our arms were walking poles, shoes, backpacks, tires, spokes, … and idea that there are people like us everywhere in the world. Those are people who love nature, challenges and believe in other people, and humanity. We are so happy to have a chance to share energy and enthusiasm with such people every day.
ACE Adventure operates trips on English, French, German and Japanese. All our tour leaders are trained and certificated for Rescue Emergency Care and CPR and all of them have big experience in guiding hiking and bicycle trips.
I remember well our first trip which we organized many years ago. That was such fun! We were walking, singing, joking, and I remember the tears on some faces when the time to say goodbye came. Next several years I was leading many cycling and walking tours, I was driving a van, prepared picnic lunches and very often I have been the chef at dinner time. From very beginning I have enjoyed so much in this job. After many years I still have the same feeling about it. Many things have changed but we preserved something that I believe it is most important in this business. A huge passion for travelling, nature and people and all my colleagues in ACE have that. I miss just a little bit a mileage in my bicycle tires and feet as I do not lead tours any more but there is still the same good atmosphere and fun in my work.
I travel a lot with my family, ride a bicycle as much as I can, hike, rollerblade with my children and wife, play soccer…
I know that there are many adventures waiting for me in future and I am happy about that
I am Saša Kolić. My brother Miša and me founded ACE far back in 1997. During our studies, we started to travel by bicycles, organized our friends and, in that time, girlfriends, and together spent month or two in the year, on bicycles, cycling trough, Serbia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan... passing many kilometers, meeting different people and cultures and learning basic mechanism of choosing the ways, destinies, influence on the environment, influence on the other people who you meet on your way. We discovered that the Journey, travel, trip, or whatever you call, is the most objective view of subjectivity, meaning - the best way to learn about yourself and your place in the world, is to hit the road, Jack! (except you have to always come back, back to yourself, to previous experience, to your family, friends, and to share your experience, knowledge and impressions...)
Now, I am still with my brother - working together - developing ACE, traveling together (now with our families), and my spouse - Sandra. My position in the ACE is General Manager.
I have beautiful family - wife and three kids - two sons Andy and Ipe, and daughter - Sara.
I am also freelancer, painter - artist, painting actively.
A man from the back-stage, but I’ll be there whenever they need me.
Since 2012. I am responsible for the trouble-free process in our Operation department.
I am caring about order confirmations, invoices, payments and other paperwork.
Life took me into tourism since early beginning’s.. My secondary school was touristic, then I went to the University, ones more that was tourism, and finally got my license as a tour guide. In the meantime I was travelling as much as I could.
I’ve been leading Japanese and English speaking groups for A.C.E. Adventure since 2010. I love it because it combines two things I like the most: working with people and spending time in nature.
Aside of being a tour leader, I like spending time with my family and friends. We often organize some picnics or we go cycling, which are some of my favorite activities. We also play cards, listen to music, and sometimes we sing. I especially like doing that outdoors, in a park, during the spring and summer.
First time when I saw the ad for job of TL I thought it was a dream job. And now, when I became the TL, I can say that I was absolutely right!
During the year I work as a professor of French with children and adults.
Miloš Michel Rakić
Being a tour leader is my dream job. I said that at the interview when I applied for the position at ACE, and I can only confirm it after so many tours I had.