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Polyathlon des Cèdres & PolyLiban 2017

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Venue16 Marina Del Sol Beach, Anfeh, Lebanon


Marina Del Sol Beach

Marina Del Sol Beach, Sea Side Road Anfeh El Qualamoun
Anfeh, Lebanon
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The Association du PolyLiban invites you to participate in the 10th edition of the "Polyathlon des Cèdres" and "PolyLiban cyclo tour" organized under the High Patronage of the Lebanese Army Commander and with the support and participation of the Lebanese Army and Poly-athletes from Lebanon, Europe, and the Middle East.

The "Polyathlon des Cèdres" is the highest multi-sports event in Lebanon and the Middle East. This non-competitive sport and adventurous challenge aims at expanding personal limits and promoting rural tourism to discover Lebanon in a different way. This 10th edition of the Polyathlon will link Anfeh coast to Qornet el Sawda (3088 m highest peak in 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 78 km, Archery, Trekking 12 km

The Polyathlon is followed by the PolyLiban cyclo tour. The 10th edition "طريق اللزاب" will take us to the northern side of Lebanon, crossing more than 300 km in 4 days. Northern Lebanon is known its most beautiful juniper trees forests, rural villages, and historical sites dating back to Roman and Byzantine times.

Dates & Program:

Polyathlon des Cèdres - September 29, Oct 1 – 2017

Detailed cycling route downloadable from:

Friday September 29th, 2017

4:00 pm

Arrival to Marina Del Sol, Anfeh, check in and preparation

6:30 pm

General briefing and stages explanation

7:30 pm

Opening ceremony and pasta party

9:30 pm

Final briefing and safety measures

Saturday September 30th, 2017

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 78 km / +3743 m

Group A

78 km, shall be ready (Oyoun Orghosh Mountain Pass) for trekking to Qornet el Sawda at 4:30 pm

Group B

68 km, arrival between 3:00 and 6:00 pm to Cedars

Group C

42 km, arrival to Seraal after 2:00 pm, bus transfer to Cedars

8:00 pm

Dinner in Cedars for group B & C

9:00 pm

Dinner in Qornet el Sawda camp for group A

Sunday October 1st, 2017

2:30 am

Wake-up for Group B & C

3:00 am

Trekking to Qornet el Sawda

8:00 am

Arrival to Qornet el Sawda (Group photo)

9:00 am

Bus transfer to Cedars

1:00 pm

Bus transfer to Anfeh (except for PolyLiban participants)

3:00 pm

Arrival to Anfeh

IMPORTANT: 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 at the Cedars' barracks is reserved for the participants who complete the rafting stage and one of the cycling stage categories.

PolyLiban Tour: "طريق اللزاب" - October 2nd to 5th, 2017

(Arrival to the Army barracks at the Cedars On Sunday October 1 in the afternoon for those who are participating only in PolyLiban طريق اللزاب)

Detailed route downloadable from:

Monday October 2, 2017

(Cedars – Hermel, Nahr El Assi)

Distance 90 km - Elevation gain 1,500 m

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Tuesday October 3, 2017

(Hermel, Nahr el Assi - Amouaa)

Distance 71 km - Elevation gain 2,600 m

Detailed route downloadable from:

Wednesday October 4, 2017

(Amouaa - Qobayat )

Distance 80 km - Elevation gain 1,850 m

Detailed route downloadable from:

Thursday October 5, 2017

(Qobayat - Qolayaat)

Distance 60 km - Elevation gain 950 m

Detailed route downloadable from:

Closing Ceremony on October 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (Location to be determined soon)

Level: Difficult

Participants are requested to download the full guide and information sheet which includes all event details, safety measures, equipment checklist and important things to note.

Registration & Fees:

1-All participants are requested to register and pay for the Polyathlon des Cèdres and/or the PolyLiban "طريق اللزاب" on Ihjoz before Friday September 22, 2017.

Participants who cannot register and pay online can do a direct registration and payment during the Info Meeting.

2-After September 22, registration WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

3-Who can participate in the Polyathlon & PolyLiban?

Anyone over 18 years old in good health with no heart or respiratory problems.

4-The info meeting (MANDATORY for all participants) will be held on September 13, 2017 @ 7:15 pm (Location to be announced soon). We kindly ask you to bring the following documents to confirm your registration during the info meeting:

* Copy of your ID (or copy of your passport)

* Copy of your medical insurance

* Registration fees (in case you did not pay online)


Polyathlon: 50 000 LBP (or 33$)

PolyLiban: 150 000 LBP (or 100$)

Polyathlon & PolyLiban: 175 000 LBP (or 117$)

Cycling jersey: 50 000 LBP (or 33$)

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

*The Polyathlon & PolyLiban are not for profit events, the symbolic fees cover part of the cost.


- Sign the check-in sheet

- Get your safety number

- Attend the briefing session and tour

- Buy the SPECIAL EDITION Polyathlon 2017 jersey

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on or call +961 3 950 516 or +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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