Driving direction

Driving Directions

From Beirut, take the highway south to Damour, which is approximately 20km from Beirut and 20km north of Saida (Sidon). Upon reaching Damour, take the road to Beiteddine. You will pass the village of Kfar Him, and can then take the southern route past Baaqline or the northern route past Deir El Qamar. Either way you will reach Beiteddine. Continue past Maasser Beiteddine to the Barouk and Aain Zhalta Bmohray entrances. To reach the Niha Fortress/Shqif Tyron or Maasser Ech Chouf entrances, proceed from Baaqline to Moukhtara. It takes approximately 30, 45 minutes to reach Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve from Damour. The following are the distances between Beiteddine and the Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve entrances:

  • Barouk Cedar entrance (15km from Beiteddine)
  • Environmental Awareness Center in Aain Zhalta (17km from Beiteddine).
  • Aain Zhalta Bmohray Cedar entrance (20km from Beiteddine)
  • Maasser Ech-Chouf Cedar entrance (24km from Beiteddine)
  • Niha Fortress/Shqif Tyron entrance (25km from Beiteddine)

From Beirut, take the Damascus highway east to Aley, which is approximately 20km from Beirut. Upon reaching Aley, take the road to Mdayrej. You will pass the villages of Bhamdoun and Saoufar. At Mdayrej, take the road south to the Environmental Awareness Center located in Aain Zhalta (14km from Mdayrej). It takes approximately 30, 35 minutes to reach the Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve from Aley. The following are the distances between Mdayrej and the Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve entrances:

  • Aain Zhalta Bmohray Cedar entrance (17km from Mdayrej)
  • Barouk Cedar entrance (22km from Mdayrej)
  • Maasser Ech Chouf Cedar entrance (35km from Mdayrej)
  • Niha Fortress/Shqif Tyron entrance (50km from Mdayrej)

From Kefraya in the B├ękaa Valley, take the road west to the Maasser Ech Chouf Cedar entrance (approximately 14km from Kefraya). Upon reaching the village of Maasser Ech Chouf, take the road to Moukhtara to reach the Niha Fortress/Shqif Tyron entrance (15km from Moukhtara) or the road of Dalboun, Barouk north to the Barouk Cedar entrance. The following are the distances between the village of Maasser Ech Chouf and the Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve entrances:

Barouk Cedar entrance (8km from Maasser Ech Chouf)
Environmental Awareness Center in Aain Zhalta (12km from Maasser Ech Chouf)
Aain Zhalta Bmohray Cedar entrance (15km from Maasser Ech Chouf)