Bchaaleh Trails Association

Cultivating Adventure, Preserving Heritage, Building Community
BTA - Crafting Unforgettable Journeys in Bchaaleh, Where Every Trail Tells a Story

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to preserve, develop and promote our natural and cultural heritage, transfer it in a better shape for future generations by developing sustainable tourism businesses and creating job opportunities leading to local circular economy and wellbeing enhancement of local community.

Our vision is to make Bchaaleh one of the best rural tourism destination in the region.

About Us

Bchaaleh Trails Association (BTA)

Welcome to Bchaaleh Trails Association (BTA), a non-governmental organization dedicated to transforming your visit to Bchaaleh into an unforgettable adventure. Embark on a journey with us and discover the beauty of nature, culture, and community spirit in this charming Lebanese village.

Bchaaleh Trails Association (BTA) journey began in July 2018 with the initiation of the Bchaaleh Hiking Trail Network Project funded by USAID under the LIVCD project in collaboration with Bchaaleh Municipality and Bchaaleh association for development.

Over the years, our dedicated team has thrived to create and preserve a meaningful responsible tourism in the village.

In 2021, we achieved two significant milestones. The First is connecting our trails to the Lebanon Mountain Trails (LMT) through the thematic side trail “Noah’s Olive Trail”. The second is partnering with The Olive Routes one of the cultural routes of the council of Europe. These steps put Bchaaleh Village on the national and international touristic map and lead us to further develop and enhance adventure tourism activities and experiences, creating a positive impact on both stakeholders and the local community.

Our Unique Experiences

At BTA, we curate a range of experiences that go beyond the ordinary. Our goal is to immerse you in the heart of Bchaaleh, allowing you to connect with its rich heritage and vibrant community. Here are some of the extraordinary experiences we offer:

Diverse Hiking Trails

Our meticulously designed hiking trails, spanning 28 km, cater to hikers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced enthusiast, our trails offer breathtaking views, historical sites, and a connection to the natural beauty of Bchaaleh. Choose from themed hikes such as sunset hikes, snowshoeing adventures, or full moon hikes with camping.

Millennial Olive Trees Tour

Explore the enchanting world of the world’s oldest olive trees, a UNESCO-recognized natural heritage. Engage in guided tours that unveil the tangile and intangible cultural heritage surrounding these ancient trees.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Bchaaleh. Visit the seven historical monasteries, explore caves, sarcophagi, and traditional agricultural rooms “Mantaras”. Wander through the ruins of Al Hossen fortress, and discover the unrevealed archaeological city. Our village, adorned with traditional houses, offers a unique blend of natural, rural, historical, and authentic experiences.

Agrotourism Fusion

Indulge your taste buds in the authentic flavors of Bchaaleh. Our experiences combine hiking with local food traditions. Join us for cherry, apple, and olive picking seasons, where you can engage in agrotourism activities while savoring the fresh produce of the region.

Inclusive Adventures

BTA is committed to inclusion. Our hiking trails are blazed, marked, and well-maintained, ensuring accessibility for all. We are working towards creating spaces and activities tailored for people with disabilities, providing an opportunity for everyone to experience the wonders of Bchaaleh.

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