New Trail Hiking & Swimming Ain El Raha on Sunday, September 01, 2019 with DALE CORAZON -LEBANON EXPLORERS
September 1 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Hiking and Swimming at AIN EL RAHA “جبل المحابس” with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS!!! Trail of our ancestor!
|Trail prepared by Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
Come and experience the pleasant moments of hiking along the bank of “Nahr El Jawz” and swim in the marvelous river. The magnificent green forest mixed with oak, pine, walnut, cedars and many other plant species makes the valley one of the best in Lebanon.
HIKE & SWIM LOCATION : Arz Tannourine – Ain El Raha/Batroun/ North
=================== 1750 -1000 meters above sea level, 43 km from Batroun.
WHEN : Sunday, September 01, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
40,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (35,000 LL per person)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking trip or
Groups of 4 and plus get a discount of 25%/pers. (30,000 LL per person)
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Be ready to discover one of the best trails.
You get the chance to walk between the Cedars and in the valley along the river bank on a road dated back to the Pre-historic era, where the scenery is really beyond description.
The valley offers a varied landscape and it’s considered the second Saints Valley after Qadicha Valley.
You will visit the old “Deir Mar Mikhael” at Ain Raha village where Saint Charbel and the Patriarchs used to have some rest in their travels.
Our hike will be divided into 2 levels.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Our hiking for level 3: it’s downhill between the cedars, easy and beautiful trail of just 6 KM.
So for hiking level 5, it’s downhill trail of just 11 KM. From Dahr El Mill to El Fowar you will continue along a trail full of Cedars trees and springs leading to Ain El Raha, then to the river. You will also be able to see rare views particular to this altitude terrain like “Qornet El Ribaz”. The stunning mountainous landscape, with cedars and pine forests seemingly defying gravity and growing on extremely vertical slopes, is impressive.
The track will take you to the old Monastery “Deir Mikhael” where the lunch will be there under old oak trees, then will start and head towards the river bank crossing by “Jabal El Mahabes” Caves Churches “Mgharet el Aatraniye, Mar Semaan, Le Mttolle, Sanaklit, El 3assie, etc,” old houses, Waterfalls and Hadrian’s inscription (117-1138 AD) until you reach the spring, and will come back down to the river bank near the rocky tile for relax under the shade of the trees and enjoy the sound of water. You may benefit from a swim in the clean transparent water as well.
On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, cap, sunglasses swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (Professional brand is recommended) and don’t forget to get a light jacket. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
==There will be a breakfast stop along the way==
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO:
Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.
Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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