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Cycling, hiking, outdoor! We know how to handle it. With events, holiday offers, blogs and advice. We are happy to share our passion with our visitors and professionals in the field of cycling and hiking. And we gladly promote active holidays at home and abroad.

E-bike Challenge is back on stage

Three years on from the last edition of the E-bike Challenge in Minneapolis, the event was finally able to go ahead again in the Convention Center of that city on 2 & 3 April 2022. Fortunately, the Minnesotans had not forgotten the Challenge during the Covid lock-down years. The event was well attended and exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with the 'Challenge 2022'.

Dates events in 2023 announced

The dates for 2023 of our fairs in the Netherlands and Flanders are now known. On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February there will be another Fiets en Wandelbeurs (Hike & Bike Xperience) in combination with E-bike Challenge in Flanders Expo Ghent. On Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February, and possibly also on Friday 24 February, a new edition of the Fiets en Wandelbeurs will be held in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, in combination with E-bike Xperience. We are delighted that after the cancellation of the 2021 and 2022 editions, we can still count on the support and confidence of our exhibitors. We look forward to organizing another fantastic fair with you in 2023.

Online Kick-off season 2022 on April 9

The corona pandemic unfortunately thwarted the organization of the physical Fiets en Wandelbeurzen this year, but we did not want to let the 2022 cycling and hiking season pass unnoticed. On Saturday 9 April 2022 we kicked off the season online with a program of recorded lectures, live masterclasses and the symbolic presentation of the awards for the Cycle Route and the Hiking Route of the Year 2022. Everyone could experience the program for free via www.hicleholidays.com, our site with active holidays and cycling and hiking blogs.

Hondsrugpad and Royal Canal Greenway ‘Routes of the Year’ 

During the online Kick-off on 9 April, the Hondsrugpad in the Netherlands was chosen as 'Hiking Route of the Year 2022'. The jury awarded the Royal Canal Greenway in Ireland the honorary title of 'Cycle Route of the Year 2022'. Both winners can count on a lot of publicity in the media as a result of these elections.

Successful IBTC 2022 edition

115 professionals attended the third edition of the International Bicycle Tourism Conference (IBTC) on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January. As in 2021, the IBTC was completely online because of the pandemic. A very positive conclusion emerged from the 9 keynotes and 7 roundtables: there is a bright future for cycle tourism!

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February events could not take place

The Corona pandemic has had major consequences for our Fairs. Unfortunately we were obliged to cancel the coming Fiets en Wandelbeurs at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht (25-26 February 2022). In view of the fact that we have no other options for holding the fair at another time in spring the Fiets en Wandelbeurs is also rescheduled for 2023. Similarly, the E-bike Xperience which was planned to take place at the same time will be put forward. 

After the tightening of the regulations in Belgium were made known December 22, we also saw no possibility of holding the planned Fiets en Wandelbeurs and E-bike Challenge in Flanders Expo Ghent on the 19th and 20th of February. Our fairs are indoor events where visitors are invited to attend and to participate in many activities. Clearly, we did not comply with the health regulations required by the government for these activities, so consequently these Fairs are also moved. 

We hope that in the spring of 2023 it will once again be possible to organise these events. We will inform you of the dates as soon as we can.

We carry on!

One thing is clear: we will continue to work to realize great events. Because cycling, hiking and e-bikes are now more popular than ever. Of course, those events cannot take place without your support and trust. No fairs without exhibitors; we need your participation to set up another great event!

We would like to welcome you to the exhibition floor in 2023. Questions? Mail us at:

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The "Fiets en Wandelbeurs" (Hike & Bike Xperience) marks the start of a new hiking and cycling season in The Netherlands and Belgium.
More than 850 exhibitors from the tourism, outdoor and cycling industry take part in it. They get to meet approximately 40,000 thrilled recreational hikers and cyclists.



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The online alternative to the physical Fiets en Wandelbeurs. The first edition took place on 23 and 24 April 2021, which was visited by 4,500 enthusiasts from the Netherlands and Flanders. They could follow online lectures and workshops, visit digital stands and chat with exhibitors.


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Challenging test-tracks, a great collection of e-bikes, speed pedelecs and e-mountain bikes and full opportunities to present them to the public. This is what E-bike Challenge is about. It's the only grand scale e-bike test-event around, held in Flanders (Belgium) and Minneapolis (USA). An event for anyone who is interested in buying an electrical bicycle.

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The event in the Netherlands for testing electric bicycles. Large bicycle tracks in Jaarbeurs Utrecht offer every opportunity to do so. About 70 brands present their latest models!

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The third edition of this event for bicycle tourism professionals took place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January 2022. As in 2021, it was a 100% virtual conference in which you could participate online. Important topics were route networks in Denmark, new bikepacking routes in Finland, the effect of corona on mobility and Luxembourg's ambitious cycle plans. 

The IBTC is a source of information, exchanges and inspiration in the field of bicycle tourism.

IBTC, the event for bicycle tourism professionals

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An initiative from Hicle; a site with the current holiday offer for cyclists and hikers. Safe and sustainable forms of recreation are in the spotlight.