Once again, Harley-Davidson will be colonising the Golfe de St-Tropez for four days of fun in the sun. From the exclusive coastal resort of St-Tropez, around the coast to the beachfront village where the event takes place, to the stunning surrounding countryside and the picturesque hilltop village of Grimaud, this is truly one of the most magnificent settings for a quintessential H.O.G. party.
As ever, the main stage will dominate the beachfront scenario, with a host of fantastic live acts whipping up the crowd every evening. The Harley Village will offer up its usual mixture of traders, dealers and customisers, while there will be all the food and drink options you have come to expect.
On Friday the attention turns away from the coastline as we move inland to the beautiful village of Grimaud, where the Custom Bike Show takes place. Always a popular feature, the best creations from across Europe come together in the crowded village square to compete for prizes across numerous categories, including the prestigious Best In Show. If you're just there to marvel at others' brilliant bikes, make sure you cast your vote towards the People's Choice!
Saturday, of course, is parade time. Line up alongside thousands of other Harley-Davidson riders, as the parade snakes through the exclusive resort of St-Tropez, where the yachts of the multi-millionaires complement the chrome and the roar of V-Twins, before heading along the coast and then inland. It is truly a sight to behold as the thousands of bikes weave through the narrow, cobbled streets of Grimaud, as the locals come out to watch in awe as the mass of metallic magic rumbles through their sleepy village.
As another riding season appears on the horizon, make sure the dates are in your diary for the traditional kick-off event – see you in the south of France in May!