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Lebanon Traveler - - AGENDA DECEMBER -

Deir Ham­a­toura hike

The abbey known as the "Guardian of the City," in Ham­a­toura, is built in the rocks over­look­ing great views. The church is the most an­cient part, dat­ing back to the 4th Cen­tury. Walk along the moun­tain cliff over­look­ing the Qadisha Holy Val­ley and the river­bank. Meet­ing point Mar Maroun Church, Dora. LL35,000. Dale Co­ra­zon

Qadisha Val­ley hike

A hike through the stunning land­scapes of Qadisha Val­ley, oth­er­wise known as “The Holy Val­ley.” Meet­ing point Sodeco Square. LL39,000. Be­yond By­b­los

Daroun hike

Lo­cated in Ke­ser­wan, Daroun of­fers im­por­tant re­li­gious sites and beau­ti­ful scenery. Level 4 hik­ers (5-6km, 300600m) will see monas­ter­ies and take the pil­grim’s paths of “Heaven” and “Moon,” level 6 hik­ers (8-10km, 0-600m) will pass by monas­ter­ies, wa­ter mills and two pil­grims paths. 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

Tan­nourine hike

An easy-mod­er­ate level hike of 10km through Tan­nourine in north­ern Le­banon. Meet­ing point ALFA, Furn el Cheb­bak. LL35,000. Born2hike

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