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Hardine Sunset Hike with Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers

HARDINE SUNSET HIKE with Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers
Trail by Dale Corazon – L.E.

Ready for an exciting adventure amidst the hills of Hardine?

SUNSET HIKE LOCATION : Hardin / Batroun Districts/ In the north, =================== 1250 meters above sea level, 30 km from Batroun.
WHEN : Saturday, July 31, 2021

ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 3:30 P.M.
Driving directions to Mar Maroun

75,000 LL/person or $4/person including transport (Open windows), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 20%. ($3.5 per person or equivalent in LBP as per the market rate)

Optional transportation by your own vehicles. ($3 /person)
Groups of 5 and plus get a discount of 20%/person ($.3.5/person)


This time we will hike while enjoying the fresh air and watching the beautiful summer sunset. So, don’t miss the opportunity to contemplate the sky and the nature of the region from the hill we are going to be. It is the hill of Hardine, “Phoenician Temple: This temple of God Mercury” located at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. A big white cross stand there overlooking breathtaking views.
Our trail is easy, as all sunset hikes. We will walk ascendant for about 5 km to reach the top of the hill;
The hike will start from Hardine village’s center. We will visit the important landmarks and get a clear explanation about them; for example, The Historic Monastery of St. Georges.
The «rocky tile of Hardine» is a must to see; it is one of the biggest in Lebanon, has many marine fossils, and is sloped to the west.
Hardin is a village, known by its caves-churches and rich in remains of ancient civilizations; we will remark sarcophagi, old historic churches, old grape, olive presses, and many Nawawiss carved in the rock. The trail will lead us to the house of St. Hardin, a most picturesque place where the sight and sound of the place will make you forget the city, your problems, and everything!
The headquarters of the Maronite Patriarchate was located in Hardine before it was moved to Wadi Qannoubine.

HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
LEVEL 4 (5 Km) will walk to reach the caves-churches overlooking the Batroun area. They are recently built to accommodate people seeking spiritual meditations in silence. From there, you’ll visit the Phoenician Temple: This temple of God Mercury with 30 majestic pillars goes back to the time of Emperor Hadrian Augustus (117-137 A.D), it offers a very unique scene in all directions.
Hardin’s hike is not just a hike in very beautiful nature, huge trees, and breathtaking views; It is also a cultural tour.
As usual, we will end this night’s adventure by a cozy gathering around a fire camp for a homemade mankoushe dinner on a saj, boil tea, and roasted potatoes cooked by local villagers.
This sunset hike must not be missed. It will imprint unforgettable memories of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions:
Distancing from each other is a must.
Cover your nose and mouth with your face masks. To keep it on, while we are on the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.
Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest!


Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruit, flashlight, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, cap, and sunglasses. Wear comfortable walking shoes (A professional brand is recommended) and don't forget to get a light jacket. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.


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