Holland Property Bike is an annual cycling event organised within the annual networking programme of Holland Property Plaza. Launched in 2012, the first HPBike 3-days cycling tour, from Rotterdam to Cologne, was organised in collaboration with the German organisation Expobike, for German and Dutch cyclists with key positions in the real estate sector. Since then, Holland Property Bike, or HPBike as we usually call it, has been organising 2-days bicycle tours every year with a start in the Netherlands.
Starting in Apeldoorn, the 2017 Holland Property Bike Tour (HPBike), takes the participants through the Veluwe region (National Park) and the former Zuiderzee, today called the Randmeren. We cross parts of the new created Province Flevoland and finish day one in the fast growing city of Almere with 200.000 inhabitants. Next day we are hiding for Lelystad, passing the Oostvaarders Plassen, another famous National Park with uncontrolled Wildlife. After the flat land ride in the Polder Flevoland we cross the water, pass former fishery villages and back to Apeldoorn. Expected arrival time on Saturday the 17th is approx. 4.30 p.m. This pretty much sums up the programme for this 6th Holland Property Bike Tour. After the 1st anniversary edition of HPBike Tour in 2016, with some serious climbing and a stay in the German city of Mönchengladbach.
This year the tour will show more a Dutch scenery with flat landscape, seaside and forests. This professionally supervised tour spans 2 days and is organised for real estate professionals with managerial positions (board members, managers and decision-makers) in the real estate sector. We expect approximately 60 participants to take up the challenge. The 2017 HPBike Tour starts on Thursday the 15th of June with a reception, the details of which still have to be filled in. Participants will stay the night at the Van der Valk Apeldoorn Hotel. The first stage begins in the centre of Apeldoorn at 9 a.m. on Friday the 16th of June (the day distances are 100km, 120km and 140km respectively, depending on how experienced the participants are and the group they are in).
This stage has two stretches, one of which leads through one of the most beautiful National Parks in the Netherlands. Our final destination is the four-star Van Der Valk Hotel in Almere, where we will spend the night after first enjoying an inspiring welcome and evening programme. We expect an interesting mix of Dutch and German participants, all of whom hold positions in the real estate sector. The second stage of the 2017 HPBike starts in Almere on Saturday the 17th of June and takes us through the unknown polder landscapes, past the city of Lelystad, and back to Apeldoorn*. The finishing line will be drawn at the Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn, where all participants will be treated to a delicious and well-deserved buffet. This 6th edition of the HPBike Tour officially ends at 7.30 p.m., giving everyone enough time to get back home before dark. For obvious reasons, we ask all participants to be present at the Van der Valk Hotel in Apeldoorn at approximately 5.30 p.m. on June the 15th, 2017.
In previous Holland Property Bike Tours, the HPBike cyclists visited the cities of:
- HPBike Tour 2012 Rotterdam- Tilburg-Venlo and Cologne
- HPBike Tour 2013 Eindhoven-Maastricht-Aachen
- HPBike Tour 2014 Zwolle-Enschede-Osnabruck
- HPBike Tour 2015 Utrecht-Den Haag-Utrecht
- HPBike Tour 2016 Arnhem-Mönchengladbach-Arnhem
To see a collection of pictures from previous HPBike tours, please click here for the Media Gallery.
* Note: this is a provisional route and subject to change.