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  • Sunday Jun 16 2019 from 08:00 am until 05:00 pm
  • Mtein, Lebanon
  • Sports & Outdoor

Spectacular Hiking from Zaarour to Mtein with local Winery visit

SUMMARY
- Date : Sunday 16.06.2019
- Timing: from 08h00 am to 05h00 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka – near l’Abeille d’Or
- Activities: Spectacular hiking from Zaarour (Jurd Mtein) to Mtein – Wine tasting & tour at a local winery in Mtein
- Medium level - 10kms - from m to m – 3.5 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 14.06.2019 is the last day for Reservation. It must be confirmed by a 50% down payment.
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution

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

OVERVIEW
Join us to hike on the top of Zaarour slopes to the mountains of Mtein Village and enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding villages; exploring as well roman ruins and beautiful rocky cliffs, ending our day with a visit to a local winery.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Our day will start with a breakfast on our way.
Once arrived to Zaarour Mountain, we’ll start our hike from there. You’ll be hiking on a natural trail of diversified trees and rocks. You’ll meet on your way important roman ruins and monuments. The trail offers many scenic spots and adventures. You’ll enjoy as well the beauty of the natural rocky cliffs in the area.
And to encourage local people in their village, we'll end up our day with a visit to a local winery to know more about their production and savor their wine.

Level : Medium – Level 5+
Circuit length: around 10 kms
Altitude: 1600 m - 1500 m
Downhill : 100 m
Uphill : 50 m
Effective hiking time: 3.5 hrs
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, Hiking stick, backpack, water bottle of 1 liter min, hat, 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 Saturday
- 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.

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


INFORMATION ABOUT THE REGION
Mtein is a sunny village of the Lebanese mountain, located around 35km from Beirut, illustrating with its palaces and other residences a typical example of the traditional Lebanese architecture from the 17th to the 19th century. As one of Mount Lebanon’s oldest villages, Mtein is packed with history, culture and architectural heritage.

Event of Green Steps by the NGO “Oaks & Cedars”.
Contributions of the event will go to the reforestation of Lebanon.

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