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Shouf Biosphere - Guided Hike Barouk to Ain Zhalta with Lunch

Enjoy a 4 to 5 hour’ (14 km) guided hike in Lebanon’s largest biosphere reserve and discover the magnificence of its many cedar, pine and oak trees. Our hike will start at the Barouk entrance of the Shouf Cedar Reserve, from where we will follow the mountain ridge toward Ain Zhalta, providing some great views over the Beqaa Valley. On your way, you will have a picnic break during which you will relish a freshly prepared lunch bag with home-made manaouche, a boiled egg, two kinds of bread, jam, olives, and organic fruits & vegetables. We will end our hike with passing throught the gorgeous and dense cedar reserve of Ain Zhalta.

Interested to JOIN? Call, WhatsApp or email us for your registration: +961 (0)3 222 781 /

PRICE: 40 USD per person

Guided Hike (easy / intermediate)
Entrance Fees
Organic Lunch

P: +961 (0)3 222 781 (also via Whatsapp)

Cash payment @ Saifi Urban Gardens, Gemmayzeh (8am - 8pm)
Cash payment @ Cafe Mezyan, Hamra (11am - 5pm)
Bank transfer to Bank Audi: TravelWise Sarl, Account #: 716594-461-07
Deadline: Friday 9 September, noon

Departure time: 8:30 am
Meeting point: Saifi Urban Gardens (Em Nazih), Gemmayzeh
Meeting time: 8:15 am
What to get: Water (1 lt), comfortable (hiking) shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat/cap

* Participants that pay before Monday 5 September will get a Living Lebanon Guidebook for free :-)

We are looking forward to meeting you!
Saskia & Georges

For the tour to go ahead, we need a minimum of 12 participants (maximum 28 persons).

On this tour, our terms and conditions are applicable, see

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