• Friday Sep 27 2019 from 04:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Saturday Sep 28 2019 until Sunday Sep 29 2019 from 03:00 am until 11:00 pm
  • Monday Sep 30 2019 until Thursday Oct 03 2019 from 06:00 am until 11:00 pm
  • Plage Des Rois, Jbeil, Lebanon [See map] [Hide map]
  • Sports & Outdoor
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Polyathlon Des Cedres 2019 & Polyliban "The Wild Route"

For the 12th consecutive year, the Association du PolyLiban is organizing the "Polyathlon des Cèdres" and PolyLiban "The Wild Route" 2019.

Poly-athletes wishing to participate in Polyathlon and/or PolyLiban are requested to download and read the full event guide which includes all details, safety measures, equipment checklist and important reminders before they register.

You can find the guide here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-izpQoCPumqx3CTlH_938psni4TkppOW

Scroll down to read detailed info and program

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Polyathlon des Cèdres, September 27 to 29th, 2019

The "Polyathlon des Cèdres" is the highest multi-sports event in Lebanon and the Middle East. This non-competitive and adventurous challenge aims at expanding personal limits and promoting rural tourism to discover Lebanon in a responsible way. This 12th edition of the Polyathlon will link Byblos coast to Qornet El Sawda (3088 m highest peak in Lebanon and the Near East). The challenge consists of 5 sports activities to be completed in less than 24 hours, all activities are MANDATORY except for the swimming stage (Optional): Sea Rafting 3 km, Sea Swimming 2 km, Cycling 95km / +3,600 m elevation gain, Archery & Trekking 24 km.

Polyathlon des Cèdres detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/874113

POLYATHLON DES CEDRES CYCLING ROUTE IS PAVED AND SUITABLE FOR ROAD, HYBRID, OR MOUNTAIN BIKES

Level: VERY DIFFICULT

Program:

Friday September 27th, 2019
4:00 pm Arrival to Plage Des Rois resort in Byblos, check-in procedure
6:00 pm Equipment and bicycles check-up
7:30 pm Opening ceremony and pasta party
9:30 pm Stages briefing and safety measures

Saturday September 28th, 2019
3:00 am Wake up and packing
3:30 am Breakfast and bags transfer
4:00 am Rafting stage (MANDATORY) 3 km
5:30 am Swimming stage (Optional) 2 km
6:30 am Bikes preparation
7:00 am Cycling stage 100 km / +3600 m
Group A: 94 km, Arrival before 3:30 pm to Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars, trekking to Qornet el Sawda starts at 4:30 pm
Group B: 94 km, Arrival between 4:00 and 6:00 pm to Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars
Group C: 68 km / +2400 m, Arrival to Qnat after 1:30 pm, bus transfer to Bcharreh Cedars
8:00 pm Dinner in Lebanese Army Ski School for group B & C
9:00 pm Dinner in Qornet El Sawda camp for group A

Sunday, September 29th, 2019
3:00 am Wake-up for Group B & C
3:30 am Trekking to Qornet El Sawda
8:00 am Arrival to Qornet El Sawda (Group photo)
8:30 am Trekking to Ouyoun Orghosh mountain pass
11:30 am Arrival to Ouyoun Orghosh mountain pass and bus transfer to Lebanese Army Ski School
12:30 pm Packing of bags and bikes transfer to trucks
1:00 pm Bus transfer to Byblos (only Polyathlon participants)
2:00 pm Lunch (PolyLiban participants)
3:00 pm Arrival to Byblos (Polyathlon participants only)

VERY IMPORTANT: The Polyathlon is a multi-sport event, to complete it, participants should do all the stages except for swimming (optional). Doing the trekking stage and entering the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars is exclusively reserved for the participants who complete the rafting, archery, and cycling stages.

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PolyLiban "The Wild Route", September 30th to October 3rd, 2019

The 12th special edition of PolyLiban "The Wild Route" will take us into a magnificent and unforgettable 4-days journey to discover Mount Lebanon's most challenging mountain passes, crossing mountains, valleys, plains, and hills, passing by more than a 100 villages and towns. PolyLiban "The Wild Tour" has a total length of 310 km with +8000 m elevation gain!

Level: DIFFICULT to ADVANCED

Number of participants in PolyLiban "The Wild Route" is LIMITED TO 40 persons on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS

Program:

Sunday September 29th, 2019
Arrival to Cedars Barracks Army School between 5:00 and 6:00 pm for check-in. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ENSURE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION

DAY 1: Monday September 30th
Cycling route: Arez - Tannourine Fawqa - Jord Ftouh
Distance 72 km / Elevation gain 2,250 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/874345

DAY 2: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Cycling Route: Jord Ftouh - Baskinta - Jouret Arsoune
Distance 86 km / Elevation gain 2,300 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/874347

DAY 3: Wednesday October 2nd, 2019
Cycling route: Jouret Arsoune - Ein Zhalta - Jezzine
Distance 82 km / Elevation gain 2,100 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/874357

DAY 4: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Cycling route: Jezzine - Baaqline - Ein Trez
Distance 68 km / Elevation gain 1,900 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/872998

Each participant is responsible to ensure their own transportation back from Ein Trez to Beirut/Jbeil.

ALL PolyLiban "The Wild Route" CYCLING ROUTES ARE PAVED AND SUITABLE FOR ROAD, HYBRID, OR MOUNTAIN BIKES

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Closing Ceremony on Thursday, October 3rd @ 7:00 pm in Ein Trez
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/qzfc7eFM1WnUgYH87
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Participation fees*:
-Polyathlon des Cèdres: 60 000 LBP (or 40$)
-PolyLiban "The Wild Route": 180 000 LBP (or 120$)

A special edition cycling jersey will be available:
60 000 LBP (or 40$)

*Fees include all accommodation, refueling, escorting, bags transportation and transfer, and all meals.

*The Polyathlon & PolyLiban are not for profit events, the symbolic fees cover part of the cost. Any additional donation for the Association is welcomed.

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

>>>Polyathlon des Cèdres 2019 registration<<<

1. All participants should register on Ihjoz before Wednesday, September 18, 2019 https://ihjoz.com/polyliban

2. Pay online using a Credit Card (Visa, Master, or American Express), or pay IN CASH within 24 hours after you complete the online registration at any branch of Maliks or Liban Post

3. Participants who cannot register and pay online can do a DIRECT REGISTRATION and CASH PAYMENT during the Info Meeting on Monday, September 2nd, 2019

4. After September 18th, registration for Polyathlon will be closed. No Exceptions.

5. To confirm the Polyathlon online registration ALL PARTICIPANTS should attend the Info Meeting and provide the following documents:
-Copy of your ID (or a copy of your Passport)
-Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)
-Registration fees if you are doing a direct registration (40$ or 60,000 LBP)

6. Participants who do not provide a copy of their ID or Passport will NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the event nor to sleep in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars even if they registered online and paid the fees

>>>PolyLiban "The Wild Route" 2019 registration<<<

1. All participants should register for PolyLiban "The Wild Route" on Ihjoz before Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 - https://ihjoz.com/polyliban

2. After September 18th, registration for PolyLiban “THE WILD ROUTE" WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

3. To confirm the PolyLiban online registration, ALL PARTICIPANTS should attend the Info Meeting on Monday, September 2nd and provide:
-Copy of your ID (or a copy of your Passport)
-Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)
-Participation Fees (120$ or 180,000 LBP)

4. If you do not attend the Info Meeting your registration for PolyLiban will be automatically CANCELED and your place will go to another participant

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INFO MEETING

The Info Meeting (MANDATORY for all participants) will be held in Beirut, on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, @ 7:30 pm (Location: TBD)

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Who can participate in the PolyLiban?
Anyone over 18 years old in good health with no heart or respiratory problems

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VERY IMPORTANT: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ARRIVE AT BYBLOS BETWEEN 4 & 6 PM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27th TO:
- Sign the check-in sheet
- Get the safety number
- Do the equipment and bicycles check-up
- Attend the briefing session

Participants who do not complete this procedure WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the event and to enter the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars

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For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@polyliban.org or call +961 3 168 746 or +961 3 499 500

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