Bhamdoun is just 20-minutes by car from Beirut. Being 1,200 meters above sea level, the area offers spectacular views and a temperate summer climate, making it a popular destination for city-dwellers looking for a countryside escape. Infact, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Bhamdoun became famous for its weather as a place of healing and recovery for those suffering from asthma and other lung conditions. As author Dr Shereen Khairallah wrote, "three months spent in summer there are enough to give health for the whole year."

To reach its location in Qada' Aley above the Valley of Lamartine in Mount Lebanon, one embarks on a scenic drive from Beirut through Hazmieh, Jamhour, Kahhaleh and Aley. 

Three months spent in summer there are enough to give health for the whole year.

The same weather conditions that make Bhamdoun a popular summer tourist attraction also help grow incredible forest ranges and some of the most intensely flavored grapes, which is why the surrounding area is a hub of local vineyards producing exceptional wines and stunning nature reserves. 


Activities by category:

Landmarks

  • St Charbel Statue - 20 km
  • Le Mall Sin El Fil - 21 km
  • Hippodrome du parc de Beyrouth - 21 km
  • Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium - 21 km
  • St. Joseph University - 21 km
  • Beirut Municipal Stadium - 23 km
  • Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport - 24 km
  • Beirut City Center - 26 km
  • Our Lady of Lebanon - 55.4 km

Historical Sightseeing

  • National Museum of Beirut - 23 km
  • Moussa Castle - 31 km
  • Umayyad City Ruins - 37 km
  • Sidon Sea Castle - 55 km
  • Baalbek Phoenician Ruins - 62 km
  • Byblos Citadel - 68 km
  • Phoenician Wall - 83.5 km

Natural sites & Hiking Trails

  • Alrohban Natural Park - 16 km
  • Shouf Biosphere Reserve - 18.5 km
  • Taanayel Park - 24.5 km 
  • Ain WaZein Natural Grotto – 27.5 km
  • Raouche Rocks – 28.5 km
  • Kfarhim Grotte – 31 km
  • Jeita Grotto – 38 km
  • Spanish Broom Trail - 43 km
  • Jabal Moussa - 64 km
  • Mt Hermon – 74.5 km

Wineries

  • Le Telegraphe de Belle-Vue - 1.5 km
  • Chateau Cana - 2.2 km
  • Iris Domain - 4.5 km
  • Georges Jammal & Sons - 20.3 km
  • Chateau Heritage - 20.6 km
  • Chateau NAKAD - 20.6 km
  • Chateau St Thomas - 23.7
  • Chateau Oumsiyat - 23.7 km
  • Chateau Ksara - 26 km
  • Domaine de Baal - 28.5 km
  • Coteaux Du Liban - 28.5 km
  • St. Michael Winery, Maasser El Chouf - 33.7 km
  • Le Domaine du Raydan - 35.4 km
  • Chateau Kefraya - 38.7 km
  • Chateau Marsyas - 39 km

Family Friendly Activities

  • Animal Encounter – 8.2 km