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  • Sunday Mar 24 2019 from 08:00 am until 05:30 pm
  • Nahr el-Joz, Lebanon
  • Sports & Outdoor

Hiking at Nahr el-Joz with Green Steps

Our hiking escape this Sunday 24.3.2019 will be to Nahr el Joz (walnut river) 11km up from the city of Batroun to explore the beauty of this area with the colorful nature getting ready for the spring.

Nahr el Joz river originates from two springs above Tannourine, and flows its way into the sea between Batroun and Hamat. It is of 30 km long lined with walnut trees, flows its way into the sea, offering along the way magical scenery and beautiful old water mills and bridges.

The hike along the banks of the river is simply wonderful passing through the green fields of many villages of Batroun district : Rachkida, Kaftoun, Kfarhay and Boxmaya.
The weather is warm, beautiful and sunny on Sunday. Exactly what you need to enjoy a refreshing morning walk and enjoy the beautiful relaxing sound of nature and the water flow river.

The walk is of level 4+, suitable for adults and children:
Circuit length: 8 km.
Altitude : 300 – 250 m
Total slope variation: 50 m
Effective hiking time: 3 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist and a local guide at a moderate rate.

We’ll have our breakfast stop in Jbeil, and our lunch break during our hike, in a beautiful area in the nature, near to the river; so make sure to bring your lunch snacks with you.

Later on, we’ll visit on our way back a local winery in Batroun for wine tasting experience.

• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants sponsored by PRO SHOP – Salewa and SOHAT Water.
• Needs for the hike: HIKING shoes, backpack, water bottle of 1 liter min, windbreaker, meal (dried fruits, fruits, snacks), 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 13-17 y.old, 25’000 LBP/child below 12 y., covering program, guides and transportation, excluding food and drinks
- Booking must be confirmed by a down payment of 50% of total contribution by OMT or Western Union
(Please bring the exact amount).
• Meeting time and place : at 8h00 am from Zalka near “l’abeilled’or”
https://goo.gl/maps/KwZJw2MNiRL2
– 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 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 GREEN STEPS card holders, you can benefit from 20 to 25% discount on hiking and outdoor equipment from PRO SHOP - SALEWA

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

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