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Biking in Lebanon
Lebanon, the "Switzerland of the Middle East", with Phoenician cities with quaint ports on the Mediterranean coast, and the high plains of the Bekaa valley is the ideal country for biking. During this trip we will discovery the archaeological highlights of the country, such as Baalbeck, Beiteddine, Tyre and Byblos. We will bike through little villages scattered in the beautiful Lebanese mountains and discover the coastline between Jounieh and Beirut. Along the trip, we will be welcomed by a warm "ahlan wa sahlan" (welcome) from the Lebanese and be invited for a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the good life in the mountains. We will take time to go and see the majestic Cedar tree, the symbol of Lebanon and feel "on top of the world" from the Cedars Pass. The trip ends in modern Beirut, which we also discovery biking along the Corniche, a favourite hang out for Beiruti's, especially around sunset.
Duration9 Days / 8 Nights
Group6 - 16 pax
PeriodMay - December
TransportationLocal Bike hire, Transfers by Minibus or Bus
TeamLocal Tour Leader
  • Hotels
  • Monastery
  • Auberge
Technically: - Slopes of the Mt Lebanon on days 2 and 5 and flat days 3, 6 and 7 as in the plateau of the Bekaa Valley and the coastal road. When slope is tough, it is taken in descent, e.g. Cedars Pass (days 3 and 4) - daily biking around 40-45 km - group is accompanied by a specialized tour leader - daily pause: dried fruits and energy snacks - road bikes (with front suspension and Shimanu gear) and helmets are supplied locally
Day 1
Beirut arrival

Day 2
Beirut - Mt Lebanon - Deir El Qamar

Day 3
Deir El Qamar - Beiteddine - Chouf Cedars - Bekaa -Zahleh - Baalbeck

Day 4
Baalbeck - Cedars - Bcharreh - Qadisha

Day 5
Qadisha - Byblos

Day 6
Byblos - Jounieh - Zouk - Beirut

Day 7
Beirut - Sidon - Tyre

Day 8
Tyre - Beirut

Day 9
Beirut departure

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