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Polyliban 2018: THE GRAND TOUR

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Venue16 René Moawad Air base, Qlayaat, Lebanon


René Moawad Air base

René Moawad Air base, Minieh-Aarida Highway
Qlayaat, 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 23 to 30, 2018


The 11th special edition of PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR" will take us into a magnificent and unforgettable 7-days 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!






Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 – 5:00 PM

Arrival to Qolayaat Airport at Qolayaat on Sunday, September 23rd starting at 5:00 PM

Monday, September 24, 2018 (Qolayaat – Qobayat)

Distance 75 km - Elevation gain 1,760 m

Detailed route downloadable from:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (Qobayat - Jerd El Hermel)

Distance 64 km - Elevation gain 2,960 m

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (Jerd El Hermel - Deir El Ahmar)

Distance 100 km - Elevation gain 2.600 m

Detailed route downloadable from:


Thursday, September 27, 2018 (Deir El Ahmad - Bzebdine)

Distance 60 km - Elevation gain 950 m

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Friday, September 28th, 2018 (Bzebdine - Saghbine)

Distance 70 km - Elevation gain 2140 m

Detailed route downloadable from:


Saturday, September 29th, 2018 (Saghbine - Ibl El Seqi)

Distance 79 km - Elevation gain 2,300 m

Detailed route downloadable from:


Sunday, September 30, 2018 (Ibl El Seqi - Naqoura)

Distance 104 km - Elevation gain 1732 m

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

(Bain Militaire - Manara)





Registration procedure:


  1. All participants are required to register for PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR" on IHJOZ before Monday, September 3, 2018

  2. Registrations after September 3rd, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

  3. To confirm your registration, all participants should attend the Info Meeting and provide the following:
    • Copy of your ID (or a copy of your passport)
    • Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)
    • Down payment (USD 100 or LBP 150,00) remaining fees (USD 133 or LBP 200,000) will be paid during PolyLiban check-in on September 24

  4. If you do not attend the Info meeting your registration will be automatically CANCELED and your spot will be given to another participant.

  5. Who can participate in the PolyLiban?Anyone over 18 years old in good health with no heart or respiratory problems.

  6. The Info Meeting (MANDATORY for all participants) will be held on September 5, 2018, @ 7:15 pm in AUST Ashrafieh.





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 DateReturn Date
Polyathlon des Cèdres onlyThursday 20th September
Monday 24th September
Polyliban onlySaturday 22nd SeptemberMonday 1st October
Polyathlon des Cèdres & PolylibanThursday 20th SeptemberMonday 1st October


Participation fees*:


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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