Smar Jbeil - Jrabta – Sghar hike
A beautiful hike passing through the rural regions of Batroun taking in 6th Century church Al Sayde (St Mary) and the Phoenician citadel of Smar Jbeil before hiking to Jrabta village, visiting LBC’S premises where “El Wadi” was filmed, along with the Monastery and Museum of St. Rafqa and the ancient Al Qattine monastery inside three caves, with an altar, arcades, arches, and ruins. Meeting point Mar Maroun Church, Dora. LL35,000. Dale Corazon
Enjoy a day of winter snowshoeing at moderate level difficulty in the heart of nature of Chabrouh, Mount Lebanon.
A day’s hike around the Chouf region of Kfarhabrakh. Level 4 hikers (9km, 8001100m) pass by a watermill and the emir’s canal, level 6 (13km, 500-1100m) follow the river valley of Nabaa as-safa. 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
Barouk forest hike
A hike through the magical Chouf Cedar Reserve of Barouk to get close and personal with the trees that are the heart of Lebanon. Meeting point ALFA, Furn el Chebbak. LL35,000. Born2hike
Meeting point Sodeco Square. LL39,000. Beyond Byblos