Hike & Cycle

Testing routes for the Route of the Year awards

Hiking and Cycling Route of the Year

Cyclists and hikers deserve high-quality routes, so we believe. In order to encourage governments and other organizations to set out beautiful routes, we took the initiative for an annual election of the Hiking and Cycling Route of the Year.

the award for the Hicle routes of the year
Testing new routes

Every year, the members of the hiking jury and the cycling jury set out to test new or recently radically changed routes in practice. In doing so, they pay attention to the route surface, signage, facilities, hindrance from other traffic, landscape, theme of the route, etc.

Only routes that are new or have recently undergone significant changes are eligible for the awards. An additional condition applies to the hiking routes: they must (partly) pass through the territory of the Netherlands, Belgium or the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

And the winner is…

The highlight of the election is of course the award ceremony. The hiking jury announces the results at the Fiets en Wandelbeurs in Belgium, the cycling jury does the same at the fair in the Netherlands.

Interested in the Hiking and Cycling Route of the Year? Would you like to nominate a route? Read more at Hicle-events.com.