The European Bike Week in Austria at Faaker See will take place from 4 to 9 September 2018.
This is the Harley highlight in Europe, this week the beautiful surroundings of Carinthia attracts thousands of Harley drivers from all over Europe, who wants to book a hotel / pension there, must make a timely effort.
As far as Velden, the event has spread over the years, but the central square is right in and around Faaker See, where many European Harley-Davidson dealerships stand with their stands and welcome their customers and those who might wish to become one in the future. There, next to the main stage is the large exhibition hall with the latest Harley-Davidson models to touch!
Accommodations are found around the beautiful Faaker See, where there are also campsites and private accommodation, but only the early bird catches the worm. A good tip is also the tourism information from the Faaker See, or also in Drobollach, there is often a good room recommendation to get.
Around 125,000 were in 2017, the weather played very well this year, it is a unique atmosphere for which Faak is famous. Relaxt one started to tours into the alpine environment or simply gave itself to the general party mood.
Finally around the lake was celebrated, the sound of some 75,000 V-Twins intermingled with the partylocations with that of electric guitars and a babylonian language, since the guests now come from all continents to Faak.
In the Harley Village area, the Custombike Show takes place every year. There you can see the best Customizers from the scene from around the world, who can get one of the coveted trophies here.
The Harley-Davidson Parade of the European Bike Week starts on Saturday noon, starting from 10:00 to 12:00, the starting point at the roundabout with the Harley biker is clearly marked, the parade runs along the Faaker See - Finkenstein the inner city of Villach to Ossiach, around the Ossiacher See to Rosseg and back to Faaker See. Even during the parade, the legal regulation, such as Helmetload, Safety Goes Before Show!
The Harley-Davidson Parade is the largest in Europe, with about 10,000 participants pulling the parade through Carinthia, on the streets are many enthusiastic fans and waving to the bikers, even in Villach the parade left and right of the route is magnificently tucked. The main sponsor of the Jeep is driving ahead of him, and many, partly specially made bikers come with their flashing machines behind them. For many, this is a very special event.
It does not require registration for participation, the parade is open for all brands.
Starting point: Rosentalstraße coming from Latschach
Tips for the event
There is again a shuttle bus, which runs around the Faaker See from 9:00 am to 4:00 am during the period of the event. The prices are according to the organizer 2017 per entrance 3 Euro and the day ticket for 11 Euro, much will also be 2018 since do not change.
Official merchandise for European Bike Week can be ordered here online
Also Velden at Wörthersea is becoming more popular, hotels near Velden at Wörthersea can be booked here.