Olive Fiesta Day Hiking at CHABTINE on Sunday, October 20, 2019 with DALE CORAZON & The Little Explorer
October 20 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hiking & Olive fiesta day with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers & The Little Explorer at Chabtine!
EVENT LOCATION : Chabtine / Batroun/ ~ 600 m above sea level.
WHEN : Sunday, October 20, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church parking, Dora @ 7:30 am
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
FEES : 40,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. (not included the lunch).
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%/person (30,000 LL per person)
WHAT TO GET : Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). 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, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.
- Hiking, AND, OR/
- Awareness on organic farming practices
- Olive picking
- Enjoying pure nature
- Enjoying local food prepared by villagers
- The opportunity to buy Mazak products and local products at reduced prices.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Join us this Sunday (October 20th, 2019) with your family and friends to spend a joyful day that combines hiking, ecological activities and an educational experience.
The hiking trip will include the following:
Hiking duration is ~2H30
Length ~ 8 km
Variance in altitude ~ 150 m
The hike will go around the well preserved and authentic village of Chabtine between the olive trees orchards; we will pass by the historical monastery of ”Mar Sarkis and Bakhos”. The track is not very hard; we will be one group. Will walk through the upper part of Chabtine overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean Sea and surrounding authentic villages of mid Batroun Caza: Most of the track will be around the village with a short passage across the village. Our path will include also some soft uphill and downhill stretches.
Toward the end of the trail we will join Mazak olive orchard for the olive picking experience.
The olive picking experience will include the following:
There will be a short introduction to organic farming practices by Mazak Association. Then we will start picking olives from the trees. The procedures of picking the olives can be listed by: setting the nets under the trees, shaking the branches by hand and pneumatic rakes, filling the crates.
Of course, you will be provided materials for work. Also if they prefer, participants can bring with them gloves.
You can have the option to do only the olive picking experience if you don’t want to do the hiking trail.
Starting from noon time we will gather under the centennial oak trees where there will be different stands selling Mazak products at discounted prices. For those who wishes traditional food (Various Saj and Sandwishes) as well as drinks will be available.
This event is done in collaboration with “Mazak”. MAZAK is organic and local brand. Mazak domain is located in Chabtine-middle Batroun caza. It is a local brand promoting local organic “terroir” products (Olive oil, olives, natural soap, honey…) produced by villagers and encouraging as well local famers to stick to their lands and use only green practices.
For more info on Mazak you can visit the Facebook page:
This event is convenient for all ages; the whole family can enjoy it! Early reservation is advised.
P.S: Children will benefit from one more activity on the terrain.
Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed 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.
You can join our group on Facebook:
Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers يلّا يا قلب (group) and https://www.facebook.com/dalecorazonleb (Page)
Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers