In summer, grab a bicycle that is available at the Park House in Maasser to use it on different trails and roads in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve.
In the winter, don your snowshoes and take a stroll through the snow-covered cedar forests. Snowshoes are also available for participants who want to enjoy this safe sport and can be rented at the Park House in Maasser, or from the Ain Zhalta/Bmohray Forest and Barouk Cedar Forest Entrances.
Beiteddine Palace is a spectacular 19th century palace in Beiteddine, built by Emir Bachir Shehab. The palace is home to an archaeological and ethnographic museum as well as a Byzantine Mosaic museum.
With its various natural calcareous structures, it is one of Lebanon's most stunning grottos. It is considered a highly important visited tourist site and is situated in a beautiful natural environment. The grotto enjoys a scientific, as well as historic significance and is identified as a continuous underground tourist site, and it serves in discovering the subsurface world.
It is located at Deir El Qamar, built by Moussa Al Maamari, who engraved each stone with decorative figures and different scenes, illustrating village life in the 19th century in Lebanon. It is a truly unique waxworks museum. It is a monument to a woman's love and the creator's tenacity. It took Moussa about 60 years to finish, and is filled with bizarre mechanical tableaux, a life-size reproduction of the Last Supper, and arguably the largest collection of firearms and ammunition you'll ever see. His persistence is truly inspirational, and the fruits of his labor are on display for future generations to enjoy.
The largest of Lebanon’s nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south.
Blanketed with oak forests on its northeastern slopes and juniper and oak forests on its southeastern slopes, the reserves’ most famous attractions are its three magnificent cedar forests of Ain Zhalta/Bmohray Forest (12 min drive), Barouk Cedar Forest (13 min drive), and Masser Al-Shouf Cedar Forest (17 min drive).
It hosts 32 species of wild mammals, 200 species of birds, and 500 species of plants.