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March 5, 2017

Biking Package

This 35 km biking tour of locals villages is on paved roads and begins in Ain Zhalta/ Bmohray, then passes through Barouk, Maasser, Khraibeh, Baadarane, Mrosti and Jebaa and ends at Niha. A biking station is well equipped in the Park House in Maasser el Shouf. For more professional mountain bikers there are designated trails and dirt roads in the Reserve such as Sections 17, 18 and 20 of the Lebanon Mountain Trail.
In the Bekaa valley there is a well known biking trail on the asphalt road starting from Ammiq wetland to the Quaroun lake.

School Packages Audio-visual introduction to the Reserve Hiking in the Reserve Environmental games Lunch box

February 27, 2017

LMT Section 17

Trail length: 19.9 km Total uphill/downhill: 563 m/664 m Difficulty Level: Moderate

LMT Section 17 Falougha – Ain Dara – Bmohrai – Ain Zhalta/Nabe‘ Safa
This section of the LMT crosses the main Beirut-Damascus highway before passing the Mghiti plain and parallels the high peaks of the Lebanon mountain range above the relatively large towns of Ain Dara and Ain Zhalta. The hiker will see cedar trees near Falougha and Bmohray ( )بمهريه . The main highlights of this section are the scenic views of the Lamartine valley, the village square in Bmohray and the water spring and pine forest at Nabeh Safa ( )نبع الصفا There is plenty of snow in the winter but for the most part, the area remains accessible. This entire section is suitable for biking.
Lodging Soha Village (Falougha): Tarek Halabi, Tel:+961 3 345 008 +961 3 136 298

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Hotel el Rami (Falougha): Luis Rami, Cell: +961 3 215937 Tel: +961 5 531690 Website: E-mail:
Hussam el Eid Guest house (Ain Zhalta): Hussam El Eid, Tel: +961 3 217299
Wajdi el Zoor Guesthouse (Ain Zhalta): Wajdi El Zoor, Tel: +961 70 235453
MFDCL Ecolodge & Campsite (Ramliye): Sawsan Abo Fakher Eddine Tel: +961 5 280430
Local Guides Call the Shouf Biosphere Reserve Tel: +961 5 350 250