Lebanon, the ancient land of the Phoenician, between the sea and desert, is awaiting to guide you on a unique trekking tour: from Beirut to the Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, from the surreal Kadisha Valley, up to the natural refugee of Eden, rich in biodiversity and unique to the Arabic region. This itinerary was created for you if you are more focused on long trekking sessions than on regular sightseeing.
Lebanon - a small, but rather particular country. Its geographical location, natural world, history and its present are all delightful and worthy to be explored. Participants on this trekking tour in Lebanon will find their way to the cites, the mountains, and the valleys. There are beautiful beaches, bays and cliffs here and the high mountain peaks sometimes rise from the sea. There are countless historical monuments, natural attractions and a long list of cultural events in the cities. It’s also good to know that the Lebanese cuisine offers the most delicious gourmet specialities.
Traces of history can be found on every corner. From prehistoric times to the present day we can admire, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, Crusader, Mammal, Turkish and French culture all in one tour in Lebanon.
The Phoenicians for example, have contributed to the development of civilization with a number of inventions. They created the first alphabet, invented the glass, coloured clothing, and built a relationship with the world overseas on their ships built of cedar trees and lastly, they gave the name of Europe to the Old World.
If you are looking for a different, adventurous and open-air way to discover Lebanon, then you have found the right place. This tour and the general trekking in Lebanon proposed by Sharewood, consists of these diverse activities, in the beautiful backdrop of the remarkable landscape.
Travel to the mountains of Chouf and the Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve (Barouk), These mountains are wild and isolated in some parts nonetheless pleasant to exploration. The reserve is an Eco-tourism area which hosts 32 species of wild mammals and 200 species of birds.
Discovering the Beqaa Valley – where adventurers find the ancient Roman ruins of Baalbek, the city named after the Canaanite god Baal. Then, the Romans renamed Baalbek to "Heliopolis" and built an impressive temple complex, including temples to Bacchus, Jupiter, and Venus. Today, the ruins are the site of the Baalbeck International Festival, which attracts artists, performance groups and tourists from around the world.
The Kadisha Valley is one of the most striking and particular places while trekking in Lebanon; through monasteries, the fusion of different religions and breath-taking views, before stopping at Byblos for overnight.
From Byblos, the road leads to the Eden reserve, a unique place thanks to the biodiversity it, and obviously, it's not so accidental name. This beautiful wonderland is ideal for walking, bird watching and rock climbing – which trekkers of Lebanon are encouraged to take part in!
If you like the idea of a “sporty by day, comfortable by night” tour in Lebanon, then Sharewood have the perfect organized trekking tour in Lebanon for You! Learn more here!