Enjoy a gorgeous guided hike in Lebanon’s largest biosphere reserve and discover the magnificence of its many cedar, pine and oak trees. In the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, we offer two different hikes, both of moderate level. Our 4 to 5 hours (14 km, level 4) hike starts at the Barouk entrance of the Shouf Cedar Reserve, from where you will follow the mountain ridge toward Ain Zhalta, providing some great views over the Beqaa Valley. You will end our hike with passing through the gorgeous and dense cedar reserve of Ain Zhalta. Our 3.5 hour hike (8.5 km, level 5) is a loop hike that starts at the Maasser el-Shouf entrance from where you will follow the hiking trail toward the end of the Barouk forest, partly under the shade of cedar trees and providing some great views over the entire Shouf region. We'll hike our way back through another part of the Maasser el-Shouf reserve, from where you have great views on the western part of the Beqaa Valley and its beautiful lake Qaraoun. After your hike, you will enjoy a lunch at an authentic restaurant, located on the edge of the Barouk cedar reserve, offering a beautiful view on the surrounding villages.
YOUR DAY TOUR INCLUDES:
Best Season: April to November
What to Wear/Bring: Water (1 lt), comfortable (hiking) shoes, comfortable pants/shorts, a back-pack, a sweater or thin jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen.
All our tours can be fully customized. In case you wish to arrange your own transportation, or like to complete your day with a dinner and/or overnight stay, we are happy to organize according to your wishes and demands
Interested? Pick your day and email or call us (+961 (0)3 222 781) for a personal proposal.