Join us to escape the heat of the city for a rejuvenating hike in the mountains…. We will commence our walk from Snoubra, passing by Shouane, Ibri and Kourkraya and continue staright to reach Wadi Janneh. Many water milles exist along the Adonis River.
The Valley of the Ibrahim River – otherwise known as the Adonis River – is famed for both its historical and religious significance. This is a wild and beautiful area – in pagan times a pilgrimage road ran along its north side to Afqa, scene of the tragic love story of Venus (Astarte) and Adonis.
According to the local legend, an ancient god became jealous of Adonis’ beauty that he transformed him self into a wild boar and fatally gored the handsome young man. As Adonis lay dying in the arms of Aphrodite, drops of blood spilled out onto an anemone flower and stained it crimson red. Each year when run off from the Lebanese mountains turns the river red, it is said to be the blood of Adonis.
Along the way, we will take a break for a picnic lunch while admiring a panoramic view of the area.
– Level: Moderate
– Length: 10 Kms
– Uphill: 450m / Downhill: 454m
– 07H35: Departure Starbucks, Hamra
– 07H55: Departure Beirut, SODECO SQUARE car park
– What to bring? ID or passport, hiking shoes, cap, sun cream, light jacket, backpack, sun glasses, healthy snacks and 2 liters of water
– Minimum number: 10 persons
– Price per person: 40.000 LL / Special price for students 25.000LL
– Includes: transport, tour leader & insurance
Reservation dead line: Friday 29th of October at 16H00
For bookings and questions please contact us on or on 04/ 41 98 48 or 04/ 41 46 97 during the week or call me on my cell phone 03 48 65 51 out of office time.
If we do not get back to you within 24 hours, please confirm by telephone.
Looking forward to seeing you!