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40 Martyrs in GHARZOUZ, New trail on Sun, Dec 10, 2023 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS

December 10, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

New Trail GHARZOUZ – BJERRINE HIKE with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers. Autumn Farewell hike.


We are going to a new area, to the church of 40 martyrs in Gharzouz, to an abandoned village in Bjerrine, and to the silent river where we reach Mar Antonios cave-church. It’s wonderful!!!  

The 40 Martyrs are soldiers of the early Christian era executed by Lucian in 320 AD. Around this church we can find many tombs and old wells, Roman remains, ruins and pottery. This old monastery might have been built on the ruins of a pagan temple. The view from there of the valley of El Helweh makes it a great place to visit.

The ruins at Bjerrine village (the Ghost village) are from a prehistoric empire that has been on top of the mountain as Bcheale fortress in Batroun. Wow!!!                          


HIKE LOCATION                :  Gharzouz-Bjerrine-Hbaline / Byblos / Mount Lebnaon                                        

============                   250 -480 meters above sea level

                                             37 km from Beirut.



WHEN                                  :  Sunday, December 10, 2023




ENCOUNTER PLACE          :  Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM


Driving directions to Mar Maroun      https://dalecorazon.com/contact/

Or Martyrs Square at Al-Nahar Bldg., Beirut Downtown @ 7:10 AM





15 $ /person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.

Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (14 $ /person)

Make your group of 5 persons (& more) and get a 20% discount (13 $ /person).

Optional transportation by your own vehicles 11 $/person






First, we will visit Hsarat village, we will hike together in one group around 11 Km along a downhill and uphill easy path.


We will take footpath from Hsarat to Gharzouz then to Bjerrine (the Ghost Village).

We will get to walk along the mountain on a Phoenician track overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean Sea, reach breathtaking views.

The track is not hard. The walk will be around 3,5hrs., we will visit on our way the church of 40 martyrs at Al- Shir, then on our way will see Mar Antonios cave-church till we get to Bjerrine Village. The views are spectacular every step of the way.

It’s an abandoned old village that sits on Dahr El Batha. It was once a beautiful village, famous for its vegetation with a plentiful supply of water from deep wells.

We will visit the old church of” Mar Elias” and will walk among many ancient ruins and caves dating from the Canaanite, Phoenician and Roman eras and pass by abandoned houses, mills, and wells.

From there will take the easy uphill trail to Hbaline, to visit the village. There will discover great landmarks where we will take some magical photos. 

This hike must not be missed. It will imprint unforgettable memories of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.







Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruit, water, a cap, and sunglasses. Wear comfortable walking shoes (A 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==






Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending an SMS, or WhatsApp mentions 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 including safety regulations (hikers are advised to join our trips to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.

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Best Regards,

Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers


December 10, 2023
7:30 am - 3:30 pm




70/986118 - 70/997062

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