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Overview
Join Green Steps to explore Bkerzay on Sunday 15/10 and hike from Horch Baakline to Deir Dourit where you’ll discover Bkerzay project nesting between both villages, covered by olive trees, pines and variety of flora; explore its guest house and its artistic potteries and enjoy a rest on his outdoor terrace.

What to Expect
Our hiking day will start from Baakline village where we’ll take the path leading us to Jreid, then horch Baakline, a beautiful forest reserve till we reach Bkerzay, an eco-friendly area and guesthouse covered with olive groves, lush woods, wildlife, and a variety of endangered flora.
In Bkerzay, we are going to have a tour in the project, and visit their pottery showroom, distinguished by its artistic potteries. You can buy their products or just enjoy their artistic look.
We’ll end our day in Bkerzay, in their outdoor terrace, to sip a cup of coffee or taste any dish from their specialties.
The trail is of level 4, easy for families and children
Total Circuit length: 7.5 Kms
Altitude: 750 m - 600 m
Ascent: 50 m - Decent: 100 m
Effective hiking time: 3 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.
Please bring with you some snacks, fruits or vegetables.

We’ll have a breakfast stop in the morning on our way to Baakline.

Important Information
• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants, sponsored by Cozmo City and Mike Sport.
• Needs for the hike: hiking or walking shoes, windbreaker, hiking stick, backpack, water bottle of 1.5 liter min, camera, meal (dry fruits, energy bars, and sandwich), ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 40’000 LBP/adult and 25’000 LBP/child under 12 years old covering guides and transportation (food and drinks are not included - please bring the exact amount). You are kindly requested to transfer 50% of the contribution by OMT to confirm the booking.
• Meeting time and place : at 8h00 am from Zalka – near l’abeille d’or – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 05h30 pm

N.B.:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- A minimum of 15 persons is required for the trip to be feasible
- Hikers are requested to book their places, the latest Friday
- Hikers are advised to participate in the hike to their own responsibility
- Hikers are asked to follow hiking ethics provided by Green Steps
- Smoking is not allowed during the hike
- In case of force majeure, some modifications may occur to the program

For info and reservation:
Roula : 03- 95 32 97
Gio : 71-72 37 70

Information about the region
Located in the heart of the Chouf, between Baakline and Deir Doureet, Bkerzay is an eco-friendly conservation project which aims to preserve the natural beauty of the region. It is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and take a break from urban life, covered with olive groves, lush woods, wildlife, and a variety of endangered flora.
Baakleen is a picturesque Lebanese village in the Chouf district, 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut. It was once a major Lebanese city in our history. It is nestling in verdure and woodland and has splendid water resources and most importantly its mini falls!
Deir Dourit is a village in the chouf district as well, near Baakline, at an altitude of around 600 meters.

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