Sun 01

Lebanon Traveler - - AGENDA DECEMBER -

Bisri hike

Hike through the Bisri, Sidon caza in south Le­banon vis­it­ing a tem­ple in the his­tor­i­cal ru­ins of Esh­moun and pass­ing through Bisri vil­lage be­fore vis­it­ing the his­tor­i­cal Joun monastery Deir al Mokhales. Walk the val­ley along the Awwali river bank, cross by wa­ter streams, tra­verse tall tree forests, and ad­mire breath­tak­ing views. Meet­ing point Mar Maroun Church, Dora. LL35,000. Dale Co­ra­zon

World wet­land day

To mark World Wet­land Day (Feb 2), rais­ing public aware­ness on the value and benefits of wet­lands, Be­yond By­b­los hike through Kfarz­abad in the Bekaa. Meet­ing point Sodeco Square. Ll39,000.be­yond By­b­los

Qteleh

At only 30km from Beirut Qteleh in Baabda is a tran­quil coun­try­side es­cape. Level 2 hik­ers (5km, 400-600m) will see pinewoods and old bridges in La­mar­tine val­ley, level 5 hik­ers (11km, 400-1000m) will see Del­beh spring and en­joy monas­tic nos­tal­gia. 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

Falougha hike

A mod­er­ate level 14km hike through the Mount Le­banon area of Falougha. Meet­ing point ALFA, Furn el Cheb­bak. LL35,000. Born2hike

In­vad­ing the white

A day snow­shoe­ing amongst the Tan­nourine Re­serve’s Cedars with plenty of stops for igloo build­ing and snow bat­tles. Meet­ing point Down­town, fac­ing Vir­gin. LL60,000 in­clud­ing lunch and trans­port. De­cou­vre LB

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