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Lebanon Traveler - - AGENDA DECEMBER -

Barouk-am­miq re­serve hike

A hike around the beau­ti­ful land­scapes of the Barouk-am­miq re­serve. Groups of more than five re­ceive one free hike and one free body com­po­si­tion anal­y­sis. Meet­ing point Sagesse Uni­ver­sity, Furn el Cheb­bak, 8am. LL45,000 in­clud­ing break­fast, lunch and trans­porta­tion. Pro­max

Wine tour in Ke­ser­wan

"They will blos­som as the vine, and their fragrance will be like the wine of Le­banon," said Prophet Hosea (780-725 BC) en­cour­ag­ing his fol­low­ers to re­turn to Yah­weh, and hav­ing tried the wines of Le­banon’s monas­ter­ies, we’re sure he was right. Dale Corzan leads a tour of wine tast­ing at Mar Cha’ya Monastery in Broumana, St. John Monastery in Khen­chara and Bzoum­mar Monastery. Meet­ing point Mar Maroun Church Park­ing, Dora. LL35,000 + lunch. Dale Co­ra­zon

Falougha to Mtein hike

A hike along sec­tion 16 of the Le­banon Moun­tain Trail from Falougha, the vil­lage di­vided by two rivers to Mtein. Meet­ing point Na­tional Mu­seum. LL36,000. Foot­prints Na­ture Club

Wine tour

Be­yond By­b­los’ full day of wine tast­ing in the Bekaa val­ley will cer­tainly leave you feel­ing jolly. Meet­ing point Sodeco Square. LL39,000. Be­yond By­b­los

Wadi El-salib hike

Ex­plor­ing the beau­ti­ful area of Ke­ser­wan with stunning views of the val­ley. Level 3 hik­ers (7km, 700-1100m) will dis­cover an old ham­let and an Ot­toman bridge, level 6 hik­ers (12km 700-1200m) will fol­low the river val­ley of Nahr As-salib. Meet­ing point Sagesse (Hik­meh School), Achrafieh. LL40,000, LL70,000 mar­ried cou­ples, LL35,000 stu­dents, LL30,000 un­der 18s. Hik­ing trips are ev­ery Sun; check libantrek. com for up­dated sched­ule. Libantrek

Wadi El Karakir hike

A 12km hike through the north of Le­banon in Miz­yara. Meet­ing point ALFA, Furn el Cheb­bak. LL35,000. Born2hike

Deir Moukhalles Baanoub hike

“The best time to plant a tree is years ago.. the sec­ond best time is now. This Sun­day, we de­cided to hike, hav­ing this idea in mind,” says Vamos To­dos. Hik­ing through the area where the beau­ti­ful 16th Cen­tury Deir el Mokhales monastery is lo­cated and Baanoub Vil­lage, the group will also con­trib­ute to Le­banon’s re­for­esta­tion by plant­ing a tree in the area. High­lights of the trip also in­clude see­ing the olive har­vest and the pro­duc­tion of tra­di­tional olive oil soap and carob mo­lasses. Meet­ing point Sagesse School, Jdei­deh, 7.30am. LL50,000 in­clud­ing trans­port and tree plant­ing. Vamos To­dos

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