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Hiking Day in Akroum, Akkar
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Akroum a village rich in forests, plateaus, heritage and archeological sites will give you a full hiking experience. This trail offers all levels of difficulty being easy at the beginning to moderate and reaching difficult once approaching Al-Nir to Wadi Es-Sabaa. Along the trail, the astounding nature and landscapes will catch your attention making it an unforgettable hike.
Hiking Day in Akroum
Gathering and departure at Kobayat’s midtown
Step 1: Arrival to Akroum
Breakfast stop at Tannour Akroum
Step 2: The Beginning of Trail
The trail begins in the village of Akroum (Akroum ed-day’a) by the police station. From there, it goes up to the village water tower as it becomes less wide, and more uneven.
Step 3: The Three Roman Temples (Al Hsein)
The trail takes you to a viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of Akroum, Wadi Es-Sabaa, and the neighboring Homs region (Syria). There you can see the remainders of an olive oil press carved in the rocks, and the remnants of three Roman temples.
Step 4: Arrival to Nir
Past the temples, the trail slightly goes up. Then begins a difficult descent towards Al-Nir (a plateau of olive trees), and Wadi Es-Sabaa (the Valley of Lions). We will have a stop at Al-Nir Cave that offers a marvelous view of Wadi Es-Sabaa
Lunch break will take place which is prepared by locals from Akroum
Step 5 : Descending toward The Wadi Es-Sabaa
Once we reach the bottom of this impressive valley, the trail goes between the pink laurels to the right. Then you will notice a stele to your left: this stele dates back to Nabuchodonosor (550 B.C.) and portrays a Babylonian man fighting a lion (Sabaa), which actually gave the valley its name. There is also another stele above the first one, to the left. You can easily spot it, as a sun and a crescent moon are carved on it.
Final Step: Arrival to the Bridge
Past the steles, the hike on the flat trail must resume, as you have not exited the long and wide valley yet. As a matter of fact, and due to its dimensions, there was a time when the latter was the best route for military forces of Mesopotamia to reach the Mediterranean Sea, and the other way around. The hike finally ends by the bridge and a refreshing water spring.
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Number of attendees:15-25
Age Limit:Min 15
Cancellation policy
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Take a hat or a cap
Take a water bottle
Wear comfortable shoes
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