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Meera Shamma 28 Jun 2018

Batroun Bike Festival: Cycle Through The Northern Beach Town While Learning About Its History

This Sunday, July 1, you can join in on the biggest cycling even that Batroun has ever witnessed – the first event of its kind for the Lebanese coastal town, and the largest cycling event in the country.

At Batroun Bike Festival – hosted by Batroun International Festival, Routes, and Colonel Beer – you can cycle through the bright and sunny coastal town while learning all about its attractions. You and up to 1,000 other bikers will be guided through the old town, learning throughout the way about its rich history from expert guides that will be accompanying you, to end up at a beer-filled party at Batroun’s very own beer brewery, Colonel.

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You can bring your own bike or rent a free one at the event, but registration is a must. Registration will take place on Sunday between 9 and 10 AM – at which point you’ll be able to reserve your bike and helmet and be given a map to help you navigate the picture-perfect coastal town – the route will lead you to some magical touristic and historical destinations in the city that you may not have known existed.

The event is considered a half-guided free tour, and you’ll have up to 3 hours to complete it. There will be guides waiting for you at every stop, who will welcome you and teach you about each site and its history. There will also be guides cycling between the groups who will help escort you to the sites.

You’ll be free to move around and cycle as you please, stop and take photos, or grab a bite to eat, and should you want to rejoin the guided tour all you’ll need to do is follow the cyclers around you!

The bike tour will include historical guides of the following cultural sites around Batroun: Church of St Estephan, Church of St Georges, Lady of the Sea, Phoenician Wall, Diaspora House (the Old Phoenician Castle), Gulf of Bahsa, and Seat of the Emir.

The tour will end at Colonel Beer Brewery, where a festive party with live performances and a whole lot of beer will await your arrival.

For more information about registration and directions, visit the event’s page on Facebook or call 03-105700.