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Golden Feet Event - Hiking Bentael reserve Jbeil
Date: Sunday 29 October 2017

Bentael means the daughter of God in the old Syriac language. Bentael is the first protected area which was developed by a non-government organization in 1981. The land in Bentael is a public land reserved for the protection of plants and animals typical of the habitat at 300m up to 850m elevation.

This hike is a combination of culture, art, and hiking. In addition to walking through a beautiful forest and discovering Bentael Natural Reserve where trees meet the sky.we will have the opportunity to get to know a great Lebanese artist, whose talent is beyond comparison. We will visit his museum and studio during our hike.

We are proud to have such ideal Lebanese citizens who lift up the name of our country: 
Joseph Matar

Our hike: we will start from a village called Kfarmashoun. we will walk along nice trails until you reach Mechehline, another beautiful village with two very old historical churches, Mar Edna and Mar Semaan.

From there we will head to the entrance of Bentael Reserve.

Once you enter the reserve, you will see old hermitages carved in the rocks, dating more than 1500 years old. Then we will walk along the trails where views are spectacular. The area is full of trees and wonderful views.

The hike will end in Kfarmashoun.

On the way back, we will stop in behdaydet to visit a traditional church,recently renovated, mar tadros with roman ruins around ,then we will stop in Edde to visit an old historical church Mar Geryes, with old Roman ruins around.
lunch break will be in nature in a nice place in the region(plz bring your snacks with you).

Departure:8:00 AM from Jounieh near "cafe abi nasr" behind stade Fouad Chehab.
For reservation and for more information: Roland Kamel: 03/418894


 
 
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