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

Level: DIFFICULT to ADVANCED

Number of participants in PolyLiban "The Grand Tour" is LIMITED TO 40 persons on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS

Program:

Sunday September 23rd, 2018
Arrival to Qolayat - Lebanese Army Air Base between 5:00 and 6:00 pm for check-in. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ENSURE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO QOLAYAT IN AKKAR

DAY 1: Monday September 24th
Cycling route: Qolayaat to Qobayat
Distance 75 km / Elevation gain 1,700 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/653183

DAY 2: Tuesday September 25th
Cycling Route: Qobayat to Jord El Hermel
Distance 64 km / Elevation gain 2,900 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/634277

DAY 3: Wednesday September 26th
Cycling route: Jord El Hermel to Deir El Ahmar
Distance 100 km / Elevation gain 1,500 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/634279

DAY 4: Thursday September 27th
Cycling route: Deir El Ahmar to Bzebdine
Distance 100 km / Elevation gain 2,600 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/634280

DAY 5: Friday September 28th
Cycling Route: Bzebdine to Deir Ain El Jaouze
Distance 70 km / Elevation gain 2,100 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/634283

DAY 6: Saturday September 29th
Cycling route: Deir Ain El Jaouze - Ibl El Saqi
Distance 79 km / Elevation gain 2,300 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/648172

DAY 7: Sunday September 30th
Cycling route: Ibl El Seqi to Naqoura
Distance 104 km / Elevation gain 1,700 m
Detailed route downloadable from:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/648168

PolyLiban will ensure the bus transfer for participants and their bicycles from Naqoura to Beirut on the night of Sunday, September 30.

ALL PolyLiban "The Grand Tour" CYCLING ROUTES ARE PAVED AND SUITABLE FOR ROAD, HYBRID, OR MOUNTAIN BIKES

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Closing Ceremony on Monday, October 1st @ 7:30 pm
(Beirut - Location to be announced soon)

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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.

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

>>>Polyathlon des Cèdres 2018 registration<<<

1. All participants should register on Ihjoz before Sunday September 16, 2018 https://ihjoz.com/polyliban

2. Pay online using a Credit Card (Visa, Master, or American Express), or pay IN CASH within 24 hours after you complete the online registration at any branch of Maliks, Khoury Home, or Liban Post

3. Participants who cannot register and pay online can do a DIRECT REGISTRATION and CASH PAYMENT during the Info Meeting on Monday September 3, 2018

4. After September 16th, registration for Polyathlon WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

5. To confirm the Polyathlon online registration ALL PARTICIPANTS should attend the Info Meeting and provide the following documents:
-Copy of your ID (or a copy of your Passport)
-Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)
-Registration fees if you are doing a direct registration (34$ or 50,000 LBP)

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

>>>PolyLiban “THE GRAND TOUR” 2018 registration<<<

1. All participants should register for PolyLiban "THE GRAND TOUR" on Ihjoz before Monday September 3, 2018 (Does not require online payment) https://ihjoz.com/polyliban

2. After September 3rd, registration for PolyLiban “THE GRAND TOUR” WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

3. To confirm the PolyLiban online registration, ALL PARTICIPANTS should attend the Info Meeting on Monday September 3rd and provide:
-Copy of your ID (or a copy of your Passport)
-Copy of your medical insurance (MANDATORY)
-Down payment (100$ or 150,000 LBP) remaining fees (133$ or 200,000 LBP) will be paid during PolyLiban check-in on September 24

4. If you do not attend the Info Meeting your registration for PolyLiban will be automatically CANCELED and your place will go to another participant

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INFO MEETING

The Info Meeting (MANDATORY for all participants) will be held on September 5th, 2018, @ 7:00 pm (AUST - Ashrafieh)

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

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VERY IMPORTANT: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ARRIVE AT BYBLOS BETWEEN 4 & 6 PM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21st TO:
- 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

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For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@polyliban.org or call +961 3 567 880 or +961 3 168 746

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