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EHMEJ - Connect To Nature

THE VILLAGE

ABOUT EHMEJ

 

Unspoiled forests, cliffs, and valleys, Ehmej is the perfect destination for your adventure travel all year round. Stunning views and friendly villagers makes Ehmej an ideal destination for escaping the city, being only 1 hour from Beirut and 25 minutes from Byblos.

 

Explore Lebanon’s most breathtaking and untouched nature by hiking one or several of Ehmej’s twelve* eco-trails that connect with the famous Lebanon Mountain Trail, the sinkholes of Tannourine and the Cedars of Aajd.

 

Hiking tours can be arranged through private adventure travel companies**, the Municipality or if you’re feeling daring, trail maps are available for free at the Municipality. Just look for the trail signs with the Ehmej Bear!

 

In winter, avoid the crowds and traffic of the “usual” destinations and enjoy a whole mountain just to yourself as you snowshoe or cross-country ski your way through Lebanon’s best kept secret.

HOW TO GET THERE

 

Take the north highway leading to Jbeil, once there exit the highway and take the internal road that climb toward Ehmej going through the following villages: Hboub, Braij, Raas Osta, Annaya, Kfarbaal, Ehmej.
Or
Take the north highway and exit in Naher Ibrahim, the road goes through the following villages: Bir el Heyt, Kouu el Mashnaka, Kartaba, Mazraeet el Siyed, Laklouk, Ehmej.

 

*As of end of 2010, 12 trails are open to the public.
**Most adventure travel companies in Lebanon offer hiking tours in and around Ehmej.
 
 

WHAT CAN YOU DO THERE

 

There are a variety of eco-activities offered in Ehmej:

 

  • One or multi-day treks
  • Camping
  • Rock climbing
  • Winter activities: snowshoeing, nordic and backcountry skiing
  • Alpine skiing
  • Mountain biking

 

Contact a private tour operator or the Municipality of Ehmej for more information on these activities

WHAT TO ASK FOR

 

  • The village tour including cider and wine making
  • The traditional potato or meat known as Matmoura
  • The Ehmej bread and the cheese making

 

 

 

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