- Hiking at ‘Baakline’ with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
- Hiking at Hasbaya – Ebil Saki & Visiting Arnoun Castle with Wild Adventures
- Hiking at Fakra With ProMax Adventures and Fitness
- Hiking at Mayfouk with Vamos Todos
- Hiking Qornet Chehwan With WALKLEB s.a.r.l
Hiking at ‘Baakline’ with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, pictures and Entrance fees.
WHAT TO GET : Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us.DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Founded in the 12th century by the Maan emirs, Baakline served as their capital until the early 17th century when its most famous Emir Fakhreddin II, moved to Deir el Qamar. Today Baakline is an important Druze town and seat of the sect’s religious leader. The beautiful grand Serail, the main administrative building of Baakline before World War II, has been restored and transformed into a public library. In the center of the village stands the palace of Sheikh Hussein Hamadeh, built in stages starting in 1591.
The roots of Lebanon as we know it today go back to Baakleen. Around the year 1120 A.D., Amir Maan Ibn Rabeaah, the great grandfather of Amir Fakher Eddine Al Maani the second who established “Lubnan Al Kabeer”, settled in Baakleen with his tribe. He was supported by his in-laws, the Tanoukhyeen. Amir Maan was married to the daughter of Amir Noaaman Al Tanoukhy. Historians agree that Baakleen was the capital of the Maani Emirate.
All info and description of the reserve will be described by a local Guide.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Baakline is a wonderful place for hiking; our hike will be divided into 2 levels:
LEVEL 4 (7 km) We will start from Baakline by a visit to the National Library that used to be a prison long time ago, the Hamadeh Castle, Old Church Conserved By el Cheikh, Old tombs and then we will head to the beautiful forest and hike among trees. We will have the chance to admire breathtaking colored scenery and take memorable photos. At some point we will stop by the Atoun and afterwards we will take the bus to Baakline and wait for the other group to have lunch by the waterfall “Challalat El Zarkaa” and the tall trees.
LEVEL 6 (11 Km) will start walking the same trail of level 4 and will split at some point to reach the river of Baakline at “Challalat El Zarkaa” for lunch.
We will all see “Houwwet Raidan” a great natural hole for 70 m depth so be careful!
After lunch both levels will continue in a stretch pine beautiful trail to Daraya Bridge
On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Deir El Qamar Castle; we will walk the old souk, discover the great landmarks and take a lot of pictures.
Note: Ecotourism Rules should be followed like Safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
Hiking at Hasbaya – Ebil Saki & Visiting Arnoun Castle with Wild Adventures
Join us Sunday December 4 for new adventure in South. Arnoun Castle or Qalaat el Shkif stands on a rocky crest amidst enchanting countryside, overlooking the Litani River in South Lebanon. Qalaat el-Shkif, is a mighty fortress standing on a strategic site on the roads of Tyre and the South.
The view all around is panoramic and enough to take anyone’s breath away. You will have a clear view all the way across the border of the country.
Section 26 of Lebanon Mountain Trail(LMT) .This southernmost section of the LMT allows for exploration of the historic areas surrounding both Hasbaiya and Marjaayoun. The beautiful Hasbani river irrigates the vast olive groves around Hasbaiya. The flea market at the Souk el Khan (سوق الخان) every Tuesday morning is worth a visit and the “hima” of Ibl el Saqi pine forest. The views of Mount Hermon (جبل حرمون) and the special architecture of the square in Marjaayoun are all highlights of this section of the LMT.
Our hike will starts from the Hasbaya main square going up through the historic Hasbaya Souk to the oak forest of Hasbaya reserve. We will then head down to the village of Abou Qamha through its plain valley to have our lunch. We will head after that to the Hasbani River passing through Jisr Al-Shakaa to head up through the Forest of Ibl El-Saki to end at the village of Ibl El-Saki.
After we finish our trail ,we will visit Arnoun Castle and discover this hidden treasure in south of lebanon.
* Medium Level: (12 km)
• The altitude range is between 800 m – 650 m
• Meeting point in Gallery Semaan area – Camille Chamoun Blvd, near Gharious Center.
Parking is available.
We can pick up the hikers who live on our way.
• Departure time at 7:30am. Return time will be at 7:00pm.
• We will have breakfast stop in our way.
Please ensure to have in your backpack at least: 1.5 liters of Water, Nutrition food, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen,raincoat,Jacket…
• Contribution : 30,000 LBP (which includes guide, transportation, but does not include insurance).
For Reservation contact :
Kassem Hamadeh: 03 03 15 62
Send Full names before Saturday 26 & and bring your IDs, as we will have to list the names to the Lebanese Army on Saturday morning.
During our trips smoking is not allowed, thank you for your understanding.
Hope to see you and to enjoy our trip together.
Hiking at Fakra With ProMax Adventures and Fitness
Altitude: average 1550m – 1950m
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Average walking time: 4 hours
Morning meeting point: Furn el Chebbak- Facing Sagesse university
Back to meeting point: 5:30pm+ProMax will provide the following:
Transportation, guides, energy food pack, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and your pictures for only 45.000 LBP / person.
Group of 5 or more will benefit from 1 free Hiking invitation and 1 free body composition analysis.To reserve your Pullman seat(s), contact ProMax on 03955642, before Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Hiking at Mayfouk with Vamos Todos
Mayfouk is a Lebanese village in Byblos (Jbeil) district, Mount Lebanon. It is located at 60 Km from Beirut, with altitudes that vary from 800m to 1100m. It was the second Maronite Patriarchal location in Lebanon.
It is also known as the village of honey, and a honey carnival is organized there every summer. If you wish to buy some of their local produce of fresh honey, you can do so after the hike.
Hiking in this village has a unique touch to it. It is rich in historical monuments, wonderful views, and diversified trails.
There will be a two level hike, but both levels will start together, divide along the way, to meet again and divide one last time.
Both levels will start from Deir Saidet Mayfouk (1746 AD) where you will see a very old icon (that of Our Lady of Elige), the oldest icon in Lebanon.
From there, you will hike until you reach a cave carved in the rocks. It is St. Charbel Chapel.
Hiking a bit further in picturesque scenery will lead you to a very old abandoned church, that of Mar Saba. The view from there is wonderful, and you will love the two huge oak trees beside the church.
Then the group will be divided into two levels.
Level 3 will take an easy path while level 6 will hike along a harder one until they meet at a historical monastery, Deir Mar Geryes.
Once again, the two groups will hike together. There will be a lunch stop beside a traditional water source, where you can drink fresh water and enjoy amazing views.
The path will then lead you to Kattara to visit Deir Mar Challita (1848 AD).
Level 3 will have ample time to visit, then will take the bus to the old monastery of Our Lady of Elige (1120 AD). There cannot be any doubt that this monastery is one of the most ancient in Lebanon. According to historians, it has been known to exist ever since the year 850 A.D. Saint Charbel Makhlouf spent nearly a year there. Mention should be made of the fine architecture of the arcades, the colonnades and the barrel vaulting.
Level 6 will go on foot to Ram, and from there to the monastery of Our Lady of Elige.
Hope you’ll have a great time!
In Byblos district
800 / 1100 m above sea level
60 km from Beirut
WHEN: Sunday, Dec 04
PRICE: 80,000 LL per person including transport, guides lunch and insurance. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process). 50000LL without lunch
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with, water, lunch, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes.
RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001. Every day between 8AM and 5 PM It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.
NB: Sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur. Ecotourism rules must be followed, otherwise personal accidents will not be accounted for by the insurance.
Hiking Qornet Chehwan With WALKLEB s.a.r.l
WALKLEB takes you to hike one of the newest tracks in Qornet Chehwan.
After the Hike we will visit the historic Saint Peter & Paul Church.
* Meeting point : Achrafieh Sasseen Square (free parking available)
* Time: 9:00 am
* Hike Level: Moderate to easy
* Track length: 7 to 8 kms
* Hike Time: 2 to 3 hours on slow pace
* Location: Mount Lebanon
* Starting Altitude: 690 m
* Total downhill: 250 m
* Total uphill: 250 m
* Stops: 30 mins for breakfast
�What to wear & bring:
– Comfortable hiking shoes
– Comfortable pants
– Hiking sticks
– Dried fruits to boost your energy during the hike
– It is always advised to keep a nylon poncho in your backpack because we can never know when the rain might surprise Us
☡ Reservation is advised before 1/12/2016 so we can book your places. Call us on 70 35 37 38
� Price 45.000 L. L (transportation, professional Guides, Insurance, 2 bottles of water, one portion of fruit, and WALKLEB coupon)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking event.
YOU CAN SEND THE MONEY THROUGH:
• BLF bank all branches to WALKLEB sarl. Account number: 6584984-001-840.
� When payment is done please send an SMS to 70 35 37 38 with your full names and the name of the event and add BLF (Please bring the receipt with you)
• WESTERN UNION (OMT): please call us to get beneficiary name
� When payment is done please send the 12-digit number by SMS to 70 35 37 38 with your full names and the name of the event.