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Polyathlon Des Cèdres 2018

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Venue16 Ocean Blue , Jbail, Lebanon


Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue, Sea Side
Jbail, Lebanon

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For the 11th consecutive year, the Association du PolyLiban is organizing the
"Polyathlon des Cèdres" and PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR" 2018.

Poly-athletes wishing to participate in Polyathlon and/or PolyLiban are requested to download and read the full event guide which includes all details, safety measures, equipment checklist and important reminders before they register.

You can find the guide here: Polyathlon Des Cèdres & Polyliban 2018 Guide

Scroll down to read detailed info and program





September 21 to 23, 2018

The "Polyathlon des Cèdres" is the highest multi-sports event in Lebanon and the Middle East. This non-competitive and adventurous challenge aims at expanding personal limits and promoting rural tourism to discover Lebanon in a responsible way. This 11th edition of the Polyathlon will link Byblos coast to Qornet El Sawda (3088 m highest peak in Lebanon and the Near East). The challenge consists of 5 sports activities to be completed in less than 24 hours, all activities are MANDATORY except for the swimming stage (Optional): Sea Rafting 3 km, Sea Swimming 2 km, Cycling 100 km / +3,600 m elevation gain, Archery & Trekking 24 km.

Polyathlon des Cèdres detailed route downloadable from Plotaroute




Friday, September 21st, 2018

4:00 pm Arrival to Ocean Blue resort in Byblos, check-in procedure

6:00 pm Equipment and bicycles check-up

7:30 pm Opening ceremony and pasta party

9:30 pm Stages briefing and safety measures

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

3:00 am Wake up and packing

3:30 am Breakfast and bags transfer

4:00 am Rafting stage (MANDATORY) 3 km

5:30 am Swimming stage (Optional) 2 km

6:30 am Bikes preparation

7:00 am Cycling stage 100 km / +3600 m


Group A: 100 km, Arrival between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars, trekking to Qornet el Sawda starts at 4:30 pm

Group B: 100 km, Arrival between 4:00 and 6:00 pm to Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars

Group C: 64 km / +2300 m, Arrival to Tannourine El Fawka after 1:30 pm, bus transfer to Bcharreh Cedars


8:00 pm Dinner in Lebanese Army Ski School for group B & C

9:00 pm Dinner in Qornet El Sawda camp for group A

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

3:00 am Wake-up for Group B & C

3:30 am Trekking to Qornet El Sawda

8:00 am Arrival to Qornet El Sawda (Group photo)

8:30 am Trekking to Ouyoun Orghosh mountain pass

11:30 am Arrival to Ouyoun Orghosh mountain pass and bus transfer to Lebanese Army Ski School

12:30 pm Packing of bags and bikes transfer to trucks

1:00 pm Bus transfer to Byblos (only Polyathlon participants)

2:00 pm Bus transfer to Qolayat in Akkar (PolyLiban participants)

3:00 pm Arrival to Byblos

4:30 pm Arrival to Qolayat in Akkar


The Polyathlon is a multi-sport event, to complete it, participants should do all the stages except for swimming (optional). Doing the trekking stage and sleeping in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars is exclusively reserved for the participants who complete the rafting, archery, and cycling stages.


  • Sign the check-in sheet
  • Get the safety number
  • Do the equipment and bicycles check-up
  • Attend the briefing session

Participants who do not complete this procedure WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to participate in the event and to sleep in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars


PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR", September 24th to 30th 2018

The Polyathlon Des Cèdres will be followed by a 7-day special tour and will take us into a magnificent and unforgettable journey to discover all of Lebanon starting from Qolayat in Akkar plain all the way to Naqoura on the southern coast of Lebanon, crossing Lebanon's most beautiful mountains, valleys, plains, and hills, passing by more than 300 villages and towns. PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR" has a total length of 600 km with +15,000 m elevation gain.

Polyliban "The Grand Tour" is independent of the Polyathlon Des Cèdres and will have its own Ihjoz event which will be published soon



Closing Ceremony on Monday, October 1st @ 7:30 pm

(Beirut - Location to be announced soon)


Registration procedure:

  1. All participants should register and pay for the Polyathlon des Cèdres on IHJOZ before Sunday, September 16, 2018.
  2. Pay online using a Credit Card (Visa, Master, or American Express).
  3. Or pay IN CASH within 24 hours after you complete the online registration at any branch of Maliks, Khoury Home, or Liban Post.
  4. After September 16th, registration WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  5. Who can participate in the Polyathlon & PolyLiban?
    - Anyone over 18 years old in good health with no heart or respiratory problems.
  6. The info meeting (MANDATORY for all participants in Polyathlon & PolyLiban), will be held September 5th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm in AUST Achrafieh.
  7. To confirm your registration ALL PARTICIPANTS should bring the following documents to the info meeting:
    - Copy of your ID (or a copy of your passport)
    - Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)

Participants who do not provide a copy of their ID or Passport will NOT BE ALLOWED to sleep in the Lebanese Army Ski School in Bcharreh Cedars or to participate in the PolyLiban Tour even if they registered online and paid the fees.


Free Bike & Helmet Rental:

Free bikes and helmet rental from CycloSport - (mountain bikes) -

  • Please show your IHJOZ ticket
  • A deposit of LBP 50,000 is required with a copy of your ID.
  • Picking up the Bike & Helmet and returning them to CycloSport is the responsibility of each participant.

Pick up Date
Return Date
Polyathlon des Cèdres onlyThursday 20th SeptemberMonday 24th September
Polyliban onlySaturday 22nd SeptemberMonday 1st October
Polyathlon des Cèdres & PolylibanThursday 20th SeptemberMonday 1st October


Participation fees*:

Polyathlon des Cèdres: 50 000 LBP (or 34$)

PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR": 350 000 LBP (or 233$)

A special edition CYCLING JERSEY will be available:

60 000 LBP (or 40$)

*Fees include all accommodation, refueling, escorting, bags transportation and transfer, and all meals.

*The Polyathlon & PolyLiban are not for profit events, the symbolic fees cover part of the cost. Any additional donation for the Association is welcomed.


For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on

+961 3 567 880

+961 3 168 746

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L'Association du PolyLiban



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L'Association du PolyLiban (ADPL) is a non profit organization managed by young Lebanese volunteers. Its objective is to help the Lebanese youth discover Lebanon, its multiculturalism and a non competitive sportive way of living in harmony with nature through multisport events.

The ADPL organizes and participates in several national and international events and promotes sports such as biking, hiking, rafting, swimming, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing.

ADPL aims at creating self-awareness by pushing personal boundaries through teambuilding development, promotion of non-competitive sport activities, non-business approach to sport, and a green attitude.

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