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LEBANON

LE Trésor du Moyen-Orient

LEBANON GS TOUR

Discover Lebanon, the Treasure of the Middle East.

Lebanon is a rich and diverse country from the snowy mountain peaks to the fertile green valleys, orchards and vineyards that are nourished by rivers and waterfalls to the arid desert expanses. Lebanon never ceases to amaze with its natural treasures.

Informations

Date : 28/10/18 to 4/11/18

Level : Intermediate

Duration : 8 days included 6 days riding

Onroad : 70% / Offroad : 30%

Accomodation : 7 nights hotel

Group : 8 to 10 people*

(*Minimum booking of 8 participants required for tour to take place.)

Program

Day 1 : BEYROUTH

  • Arrival to Beirut airport.

  • Transfer and check in at a Hotel in the center of the City.

  • Motorbike delivery and papers procedure.

  • Free rest of the day to discover Beirut downtown.

  • Welcome dinner in a Lebanese restaurant.

  • Overnight in a hotel in Beirut. 

Day 2 : BEYROUTH/BYBLOS

  • Start of tour by going up East in the mountains

  • Visit of Jeita Grottos.

  • Lunch along the way in the mountains

  • Continuation of the ride offroad from Oyoun Siman to Afqa

  • Dinner and Overnight in Byblos. 

Day 3 BYBLOS/CEDARS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • We start our day by taking tar roads back up in the mountains

  • We then ride Off-road from Afqa to the Cedars

  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in the Arz ski resort region. 

Day 4 CEDARS/HERMEL

  • From the cedars, we ride on tar roads to Ehden

  • From Ehden we start climbing off-road to the highest mountain in Lebanon at 3088m

  • We then ride to Oyoun orghosh for a lunch break.

  • In the afternoon, we continue off-road to our destination.

  • Dinner and overnight in ecolodge Lazzab in Hermel. 

Day 5 HERMEL/EBEL EL SAQI

  • After Breakfast we start heading south in the Bekaa Valley

  • We stop at Baalbek to visit the impressive Roman temples

  • We continue to Zahle for lunch

  • We then ride East and South all the way near the Israeli border.

  • Dinner and overnight in hotel in Ebel el Saqi. 

Day 6 LEBEL EL SAQI/TYRE​​

  • Today is a short riding trip; we ride along the Israeli border until Naqoura.

  • From Naqoura we ride to Tyr, a city by the Mediterranean sea

  • Lunch, and then the rest of the day is free to relax and swim.

  • Dinner and Overnight in hotel in Tyre. 

Day 7 TYRE/BEYROUTH

  • Today we start our ride back to Beirut via mountain roads

  • We stop at Mleeta, to visit the resistance open-air museum.

  • We then continue to Jezzine for lunch

  • In the afternoon we ride down to Beirut to return the bikes

  • After returning the bikes to BMW Motorrad Lebanon.

  • In the evening we will have a farewell dinner

  • Overnight in hotel in the downtown Beirut 

Day 8 BEYROUTH​​

  • Depending on flight schedule, free day at leisure

  • Transfer to Beirut international Airport

  • Flight back home

  • END OF PROGRAM 

HIGHLIGHTS :​​

  • THE LEBANESE CEDARS

  • JEITA GROTTOS

  • BYBLOS

  • BAALBECK

  • MOUNTAIN ROADS

  • OFF-ROAD RIDING ON THE HIGH PLATEAU

  • MLEETA RESISTANCE MUSEUM 

N.B : distances and travel times are approximate 

Included :

  • Organisation of an 8 days motorbike tour in Lebanon (6 days of riding).

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels depending on location including breakfast and taxes.

  • English speaking BMW Certified Tour Guide on Motorbike including of his accommodation, fuel and food.

  • Rental and use of BMW motorbikes of your choice (depending availability), including of all mileage and insurance with excess of 1500$ per bike and accident.

  • All Lunches except on arrival and departure days.

  • All Dinners.

  • 1x set of map and roadbook for rider.

  • Inland transfers and transportation.

  • Entrance fees for Jeita grottos, Byblos, Baalbek, Mleeta Museum, Beit Eddine palace. 

NOT Included :

  • Lunches and dinners on arrival and departure days.

  • Motorcycle luggage: Panniers, tank bags and top boxes if available, are for hire.

  • Petrol for the customer’s bike.

  • Snacks, drinks.

  • Entrance fees that are not listed above.

  • Travel insurance covering medical emergency with accidental death. Tour cancellation insurance.

  • Damage repair up to 1500$ in case of crash.

  • Optional insurance covering Excess damage in case of crash.Cost of insurance: 100$

  • Personal expenses.

  • Tips to guides.

  • All what is not mentioned in the paragraph “What is included in the price”