Fam­ily Get­away: Bk­erzay & Baak­line

Lebanon Traveler - - IN FOCUS BEIRUT -

In the heart of the Chouf, eco­tourism project Bk­erzay (03 512020) is lo­cated on rich lands of olive groves and lush woods of pines and oaks with en­dan­gered flora in­dige­nous to Le­banon. Bk­erzay hosts a pot­tery work­shop, small store and restau­rant. An eco-vil­lage with guest­houses for artists and vis­i­tors is in the pipe­line. Sleep Camp in the wild at the camp­ing site of Baak­line or head to Beited­dine and sleep in luxury at Mir Amin Palace (05 501315; mi­ram­in­palace.com) Eat En­joy ex­cel­lent Le­banese mezze or bring your own pic­nic and only pay rental of a ta­ble and chairs by the river at Shal­lalat Al Zarka restau­rant (03 560301.) See Stroll through the his­tor­i­cal vil­lage of Baak­line tak­ing in the old stairs that link squares and al­ley­ways, mills and olive oil presses, the serail of the Takied­dine fam­ily and the im­pres­sive li­brary which once was a pri­son. Don’t miss the hik­ing trail de­vel­oped by the Bk­erzay Or­ga­ni­za­tion, which winds through olive, pine and oak trees.

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