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HIKE LOCATION : Akoura /Byblos District
In the north, 1450 meters above sea level, 65 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, November 04, 2018
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
FEES : 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. Special price 35,000 LL for young under 18 years old or group of 5 persons.
WHAT TO TAKE : Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever Branches.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
It’s one of the most beautiful hikes and visits that will leave wonderful pictures in your memory.
Join us and hike along the down part of the west mountain chain “Jabal el Mnaitra” in Akoura village!
Akoura contains old historical churches, Saidet el Habs and a road dated back to the Roman Empire. A huge panoramic breathtaking views and even the see can be seen when weather conditions are especially good. It is not to be missed.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Our hike will be divided into 3 levels.
This hike is hard for LEVEL 6, and about 11 km long. The hike starts from down part of the village. The trail offers many scenic spots and adventure. It is mostly uphill at the beginning, straight at the middle (Via Ferrata and ancient Church) and descendent at end. You will visit Saidet el Habs located up on the peak overlooking marvelous views like in Harissa, You will get the feeling of being on top of the world! Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and walk through an apple orchard, then head to the forest of Mar Edna. We will have lunch there, then go back to the village and take the bus.
For LEVEL 4, is about 9 km long. The hike starts from Akoura village. You will visit many ancient historical churches, Mar Saba, Mar Geryes, Mar Botros, Mar Semaan (Roman temple), and the Roman road. You will visit Saidet el Habs located on a peak overlooking marvelous views where all the groups will meet. Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and head to the forest of Mar Edna.
If you prefer an easier hike LEVEL 3, you have the possibility to stay at Saidet el Habs after all the visit so you will have enough time to contemplate charming horizons at this altitude and you will have lunch there. Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and walk to the village where the bus will be waiting.
Being there is like going back to our grandparents’ roots, experiencing the true rural life.
Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed included Safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.