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Olive Harvest & Oil Tasting on Sat, Oct 22, 2022 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORESRS & The Little Explorer
October 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dale Corazon at “Chabtine” – Batroun, for an Amazing Olive Picking Day and Olive oil tasting
At Chabtine – Enjoy a great day in Nature
Olive Picking Day, Hiking & Olive Oil Tasting with Dale Corazon-Lebanon Explorers & The Little Explorer at CHABTINE!
WHEN : Saturday, October 22, 2022
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Saint Abda Church parking facing the new bridge, Jal El Dib, @ 8:00 AM.
Driving directions to Saint Abda Church: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saint+Abda+Church+-+Jal+El+Dib
Or Martyrs Square at Al-Nahar Bldg., Beirut Downtown @ 7:40 AM
FEES : 395.000LL or 10 $ per person including transport, materials and guides.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (350.000LL per person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles. (300.000LL per person).
WHAT TO GET : Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, a cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (A 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, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us.
- Hiking, AND, OR/
- Awareness on organic farming practices
- Olive picking
- Enjoying the pure nature of Mazak organic farming orchards
- Picnic area
- Olive oil tasting session
- The opportunity to buy Mazak products and local products at discounted prices.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Join us this Saturday 22th to experience a new type of ecological activity in one of the most charming places in Batroun district. It’s about olive picking, hiking and olive oil tasting at Chabtine village.
- The hiking trip will include the following:
Intermediate Level; Hiking duration is ~2H
Length ~ 6 km
Variance in altitude ~ 150 m
Altitude above sea level: 450 to 600 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; 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.
Toward the end of the trail, we will join Mazak olive orchard for the olive oil tasting experience.
- The olive picking experience will include the following:
We will start by meeting the villagers who will share with us their experience in olive picking and how it could be done, their attachment to the land as well as their traditions and lifestyle. And once arriving at the olive picking area we will be divided into small groups and provided materials for work; the procedure of olive picking is easy and kids friendly.
You have the option to do only the olive picking experience if you don’t want to do the hiking trail.
Then, our picnic area will be in Monterosso (Instagram: @Monterosso) where we will have lunch together in a restful place in nature under the local trees of Arbusier.
You can order your sandwiches/meals directly from the nearby Diwan El Hassoun restaurant.
As mention before, we will end our journey by gathering at Maison Mazak Chabtine, will visit it, learn about oil making, organic farming and olive oil tasting. You will have the opportunity as well to get Mazak products at 20 % discounted prices.
This event is done in collaboration with “Mazak”. MAZAK is an organic and local brand. Maison Mazak is located in Chabtine-middle Batroun caza. It is a local brand promoting local organic “terroir” products (Olive oil, olives, Saboon Baladi, …) produced by villagers and encouraging as well local farmers to stick to their lands and use only green practices.
For more info on Mazak, you can visit the Instagram page (@mazaklebanon), Facebook page (@Mazak) or Website: www.mazaklebanon.com
This event is convenient for all ages; the whole family can enjoy it! An early reservation is advised.
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions:
Distancing from each other is a must.
Cover your nose and mouth with your face masks. To keep it on, while we are on the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.
Note: Ecotourism Rules should be followed like 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.
You can join our group or page on Facebook:
Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers يلّا يا قلب (group) and https://www.facebook.com/dalecorazonleb (Page)