26 Nov 2023

Hiking - Daroun - Saydet Bchouche Hike - Keserwan District

  • Daroun – Saydet Bchouche Hike

    This time, our journey will lead us to Daroun, where we'll embark on a beautiful new trail, meticulously prepared by the Lebanese Army Airborne Regiment, whose significant efforts in preserving our country's environment we commend.

    This trail will connect with another path known as the Mar Youhanna Hrach trail, allowing us to complete a full loop, all at a moderate to easy level, classified as Level 4.

    Our hike will commence in Daroun, guiding us towards the path leading to Aintoura. Here, we will be treated to unforgettable, awe-inspiring vistas of oak and pine forests, overlooking a tranquil water stream. From this elevated vantage point, we'll have the opportunity to admire the entire valley, extending all the way to the sea.

    After Aintoura, we'll ascend and make our way towards Bkerki, passing by an ancient church known as Saydet Bchouche, proudly standing next to the Patriarchal Palace. We'll take a brief pause at this location before embarking on the Airborne Regiment Trail, which will lead us to Beit Sabbagh, an ancient residence surrounded by a historic square adorned with truly charming Lebanese houses featuring traditional arcades. This spot is a small slice of paradise from days gone by. We'll take a short break here before completing our loop and returning to our starting point.

    The trail covers a distance of approximately 8.2 km, with various uphill and downhill segments. Its uniqueness lies in its abundant natural beauty and the presence of numerous water streams.

    WHERE: Daroun - Bkerke
    In the region of Keserwan
    550 m above sea level.
    27 Km from Beirut

    WHEN: Sunday, November 26

    MEETING PLACE: 9:00 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden. (See map on: https://www.vamos-todos.com/Pages/ParkingMap.aspx)
    There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

    PRICE: 30$ per person including transport, guides and insurance.
    Kindly get the exact change.
    You can register now at all branches of Antoine Library or on the following link:
    Looking forward to see you!

    WHAT TO GET: Lunch, light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes such as hiking shoes and always keep a windproof jacket in your backpack.

    - Children with the age of 10 and younger will have a discount of 4$.
    - Children/ Teenagers between the age of 11 and 18 will have a discount of 3$.
    - University students will have a discount of 2$ provided that they present their university card.
    - Groups with 5 to 9 persons, with different criteria than the above, will get a 2$ discount.
    - Groups with 10 or more persons, with different criteria than the above, will get a 3$ discount.

    - Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged half-price
    - Reservations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged an extra 2$.
    (e.g. Cancelling or booking for a Sunday’s event on Saturday will be subject to the above terms)

    - Smoking is strictly prohibited during the event
    - Always follow the guide on the designated trail
    - Do not go off road without notifying the guide
    - Do not get close to a cliff especially when the guide in charge tells you not to do so
    - Although accidents are covered by the insurance but they remain under the responsibility of the member
    - Sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur. Ecotourism rules must be followed, otherwise personal accidents will not be accounted for by the insurance.

    RESERVATION: Every day from 8am till 5pm on 03-917190 or 79-115001. It is preferable to send an SMS or WhatsApp from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join.

    - “Sports Experts” is the exclusive sports gear and outfit sponsor of Vamos Todos. Members will get a special discount at all “Sports Experts” branches in Lebanon
    - “LIA insurance” is the exclusive insurance company sponsor of Vamos Todos.

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