Harley-Davidson and the Harley Owners Group® are delighted to announce the return of the 29th European H.O.G. Rally to Portorož, Slovenia from 18th-21st June 2020. The 25th European H.O.G. Rally, held in Portorož in 2016, was a huge success with more than 25,000 attendees and 15,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles rolling into the stunning coastal town from more than 35 different countries, so we are expecting the event in 2020 to be even bigger! The nearby mediaeval picture-postcard town of Piran also hosted the legendary Harley-Davidson Custom Bike Show in 2016.
Within easy reach of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and just over a half hour’s ride from Trieste in Italy, Portorož also borders Croatia and is easily accessed via major European roads. Once there the resort provides ample accommodation, food and entertainment options, including a multitude of bars, restaurants and casinos.
The region offers spectacular scenery both inland and coastal are a real treat for riders, with lots to discover including countless historic villages in the Istrian hills, the Brijuni National Park set in an archipelago of 14 beautiful islands; the Slovenian Karst region between Trieste Bay and the Vipavska Valley which includes caves, springs and disappearing lakes and the amazing Postojna Cave and town of Skocjan.
The 29th European H.O.G. Rally in Portorož will be a free and open event for all motorcyclists, with any brand of motorcycle welcome, but it is traditionally a magnet for Harley owners to meet, ride together, swap stories and compare bikes – making it one of the ultimate destinations to see some of the most iconic motorcycles in the world.
It will also a fantastic opportunity to check out the latest model year 2020 Harley-Davidsons at the Harley-Davidson Expo, including the brand new LiveWire electric motorcycle. A jaw-dropping line-up of Model Year 2020 bikes will also be available to try out for free in the Demo Rides area.
The event will also feature free live music ‘till late every evening, Guided Tours of the local area led by the Lipa Chapter, Slovenia and the Pleter Chapter, Croatia, plus on-site motorcycle dealers including Harley-Davidson Ljubljana, all the best merchandise and an exclusive H.O.G. Zone for members to relax in and catch up with fellow riders and the H.O.G. team. And of course the official Harley-Davidson Parade on Saturday 20th June.
Save the date: 18th-21st June 2020! Visit http://events.harley-davidson.com for more.
Commenting on the announcement of the 29th European H.O.G. Rally in Portorož, Bev English, Harley-Davidson’s International Event Lead said: “The welcome we received from everyone in Portorož and the surrounding area in 2016 was phenomenal. It was incredible to see Harley-Davidson flags flying along all of the main roads and the local government, police, hotels, shops, bars and restaurants really embraced the event and made everything very smooth, even as thousands of riders virtually took over the town and surrounding roads! We’re very excited to be going back – and look forward to welcoming even more riders from 18th-21st June 2020!”
Mr Denio Zadković, the Mayor of Piran said: “The 29th European H.O.G. Rally will be one of the most exciting events in our calendar in 2020. There is so much to do and see around and on the way to Portorož, with excellent roads and scenery that are ideal for motorcyclists - it’s a must if you love riding. The town and region are ready for a huge party and we just can’t wait to welcome even more Harley owners, fans and other motorcyclists next June. Following the great organization and success of the event in 2016, we are excited to have Harley-Davidson back in Portoroz!”