Discover Darb el Mseilha hiking Trail with GREEN STEPS

SUMMARY
- Date : Sunday 24.02.2019
- Timing: from 08h00 am to 05h00 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka – near l’Abeille d’Or
- Activities: New Hiking Trail from Rashkida to Batroun passing through Hamat - Visit of Al Mseilha historical Fortress
- Easy level - 11kms - from 250 m to 100 m – 3 hrs
- Contribution: 35’000 LBP/adult, 30'000 LBP/student between 12-17 y.old, 25’000 LBP/child below 11 y., covering program, guides and transportation, excluding food and drinks (Please bring the exact amount).
- Reservation: Friday 22.02.2019 is the last day for Reservation.
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- In case of bad weather condition, this event will be postponed.

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


OVERVIEW
Join us to discover a new beautiful trail from Rashkida to Batroun Village passing through Hamat, exploring on our way beautiful views of the sea, the river channel, the fortress and the surrounding mountains; ending our day by a visit to Al Mseilha Fortress before going back home.


WHAT TO EXPECT
Our day will start with a breakfast on our way.

We’ll start our hiking trail from Rashkida village in Batroun district, taking a newly created trail along the water canal of Nahr el Joz, passing through Hamat village, Al Mseilha till we reach Batroun village. The trail includes adventurous passages, old stone bridges and mills. You’ll enjoy beautiful scenery of the sea, the river channel, Al Mseilha fortress and the surrounding mountains all the way.
We’ll take the bus from Batroun to visit Al Mseilha Fortress and have a stop to sip a Fresh Lemonade.

We’ll have our lunch break in nature.

Level : Easy
Circuit length: around 11kms
Altitude: 250 m - 100 m
Total slope variation: 150 m
Effective hiking time: 3hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants
• Needs for the hike: HIKING shoes, backpack, water bottle of 1 liter min, warm jacket, camera, ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 35’000 LBP/adult, 30'000 LBP/student between 12-17 y.old, 25’000 LBP/child below 11 y., covering program, guides and transportation, excluding food and drinks (Please bring the exact amount).
• Meeting time and place: at 8h00 am – Zalka, near L’Abeille d’Or – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 05h00 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
- No pets are allowed
- For GREEN STEPS card holders, you can benefit from 20% discount on hiking and outdoor equipment from PRO SHOP – SALEWA.
- DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER CONDITION, THE EVENT MIGHT BE POSTPONED TO ANOTHER DATE.


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


INFORMATION ABOUT THE REGION
Rashkida is a village located in the Batroun District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. It is located on a hill facing the Mediterranean sea at 400 m elevation.

The Mseilha Fort is a fortification situated north of the city of Batroun in Lebanon. The current fort was built by Emir Fakhreddine II in the 17th century to guard the route from Tripoli to Beirut. The fort is built on a long, narrow limestone rock near the Nahr el-Jawz River.

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