• About us

    Who we are?

    The Circle!

    CyclingCircle  is a tour company that organizes touristic, recreational and fitness bike rides.

    We also operate a bike shop - The Bike Kitchen Beirut, and manage bike rental stations located in Aammiq, West Bekaa and Bkassine, South of Lebanon.

     

    Mission

    CyclingCircle works to improve urban mobility by bicycle and develop rural cyclo-tourism in Lebanon.

     

    What we do?

    1- Our Bike shop - The Bike Kitchen - provides equipment, apparel, new and used bikes for sale, as well as long term bike rentals and maintenance services.

     

    For more info about our bike shop's services and deals, kindly click here

     

    2- Our Bike Messenger Service - Deghri Messengers - a green courier service that provides and operates deliveries by bicycle of goods and packages inside Beirut.​ DM ceased its services in May 2017 due to lack of financial and human resources.

     

    3- Our bike stations - we provide bike rental services in Lebanon's largest wetland reserve located in Aammiq - West Bekaa, and in the largest pine forest reserve in Bkassine, South of Lebanon.

     

    4- Our greatest escapes - The Bike Tours - we organize touristic, recreational and fitness road and mountain bike tours of all riding levels. Moreover, we provide one-on-one coaching for people who want to learn and improve their riding skills.

     

    For further info about our biking tours, check-out the weekly program on our facebook event section by clicking here

  • Weekly Bike Rides

    We are organizing 5 bike rides for this week!

    Make sure to check each ride's program by scrolling down to the end.

     

    What should you know before you join the ride?

     

    1- Booking :


    You can book your place on info@cycling-circle.com or by whatsapp on 03 12 66 75 mentioning:
    - Full name
    - Phone number
    - Number of bicycles needed and the desired size according to your height:
    XS : 1.48 - 1.58m
    S: 1.59 - 1.68m
    M: 1.69 - 1.78m
    L: 1.79 - 1.85m
    XL: 1.86 - 1.90m
    XXL : 1.91 - 1.95m
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    2- Road regulations:

    - Wearing a helmet and respecting road signs are mandatory
    - Never bypass on the right of the cyclist in front of you
    - Always keep some distance with the cyclist in front of you, as well as with parked cars on your right hand and sidewalks.
    - Stay alert at road junctions and commit to the cycling marshals' instructions
    - Don't text/talk on the phone while riding.

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    3-What to bring for the ride:

    *ID (mandatory)
    *Backpack for your belongings (max weight 2.5kg), along with power bars and water
    *Cycling gloves, sunglasses, windproof
    *Bandana (in case you want to rent from us a helmet)

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    *Our rides are covered by Commercial Insurance.

     

    Thursday 18th - Beirut Night Ride

    Our weekly night ride is an introduction for non-bikers to the cycling world. It is a fun tour that allows you to experience the city's vibes and engage with Beirut's active cycling community.

    Whether you are riding for recreation or fitness, you will be enhancing your basic riding skills and developing your endurance.
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    1- Levels & Track:

    /Group-A Hard, 35km
    Track: Gemayze - Mar Mkhael - Borj Hamoud - Sen El Fil - Adlie - Furn El Shebak - Badaro - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Sassine Square - Monnot - DT - Hamra - Rawche - Manara - Ain El Mrayse - DT - Gemayze.
    ---Fair pace, short climbs, short brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 3h00min

    /Group-B Medium, 25km
    Track; Gemayze - Mar Mkhael - Borj Hamoud - Sen El Fil - Adlie - Furn El Shebak - Badaro - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Sassine Square - Monnot - DT - Gemayze.
    ---Fair pace, short climbs, short brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 2h30min

    /Group-C Beginner, 15km:
    Gemayze - Mar Mkhael - Adlie - Furn El Shebak - Badaro - Mathaf - Sodeco - Monnot - DT - Gemayze.
    ---Slow pace, minor climbs, fair brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 2h00min
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    2- Program:

    7:45 p.m. - Gathering at CycloSport, Gemayze
    8:30p.m. - Departure
    11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: End of the ride
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    3- Fees:

    Student: 15.000 LBP with bike rental or 5.000 LBP with own bicycle (Student card required)

    Non-students: 20.000 LBP with bike rental or 7.000 LBP with own bicycle.

    Saturday 20th - Beirut Afternoon Ride

    Our weekly afternoon rides are an introduction for non-bikers to the cycling world. We allow you to experience the city's vibes, enage in an active cycling community, and above all promote a cycling culutre.

    Whether you are riding for recreation or sports, you will be enhancing your basic riding skills, developing your endurance and staying fit.
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    1- Track:

    Medium level, 25km : Furn El Chebbak - Badaro - Mathaf - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Sassine Square - Monnot - DT - Hamra - Manara - DT - Gemayze - Mar-Mikhael - Adlie - Furn El Chebbak.
    Ain El Mrayse - Biel - DT - Gemayze.
    ---Fair pace, short climbs, short brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 2h30min
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    2- Program:
    2:00 p.m. - Gathering at The Bike Kitchen - Beirut
    2:30 p.m. - Departure
    4:30 p.m. - End of the ride in Gemayze Street
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    3- Fees:

    Student: 15.000 LBP with bike rental or 5.000 LBP with own bicycle (Student card required)

    Non-students: 20.000 LBP with bike rental or 7.000 LBP with own bicycle.

    Sunday 21st - Tyre - Naqoura Ride

    To the extreme South -Tyre - Naqoura!

    Our bike ride will start from Tyre port, passing by the old souk, Tyre corniche and up to Naqoura.

    ** For foreigners to cross Naqoura's army checkpoint, you will have to get a clearance from Saida's army barrack before the day of the ride. You can contact the General Security in Beirut for further info.

    **Lebanese have to bring an original ID
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    + Distance: 25 km
    + Level: medium (-)
    + Terrain: road

    **This is a slow pace fun ride
    **Minimum number of participants required for this ride is 12**
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    1- Program:

    7:10 a.m. - Gathering at The Bike Kitchen - Beirut

    7:30 a.m. - departure by bus to Tyre
    *Have breakfast at home as we won't stop on the way

    9:00 a.m. - arrival to Mina Tyre

    9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: start of the ride from Tyre to Naqoura

    1:00 p.m. - Arrival to the last accessible point in Naqoura and quick lunch (bring your own F&B)

    2:00 -2:30 p.m. - departure from Naqoura to Beirut by bus

    5:00 p.m. - arrival to Beirut
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    2- Who can join the ride?

    + Newbies with a fair endurance level and riding skills (balance, handling, confidence on long decesnts, etc.)

    + Skilled road bikers
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    3- What to bring:

    **ID (mandatory)

    **Backpack for your belongings (max weight 2kg), along with power bars and water and your F&B

    **Cycling gloves, sunglasses and windproof

    **Bandanna (in case you want to rent from us a helmet)
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    4- Services & fees :

    4.1- Services:

    *Option 1: full service
    - Bus transfer Beirut - Tyre - Naqoura - Beirut
    - Bike transfer Beirut - Tyre - Naqoura - Beirut
    - Support bus along the ride
    - Cycling guides
    - Insurance

    Own bike: 40.000 LBP
    Rental bike: 55.000 LBP

    *Option 2: (for people who are meeting us directly in Tyre)
    - Bus transfer Naqoura - Tyre
    - Bike transfer Naqoura - Tyre
    - Support bus along the ride
    - Cycling guides
    - Insurance

    Own bike: 20.000 LBP
    Rental bike: 35.000 LBP
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    5- Booking :

    - Full name
    - Phone number
    - Number of bicycles needed

    Choose your bike size :
    XS : 1.48 - 1.58m
    S: 1.59 - 1.68m
    M: 1.69 - 1.78m
    L: 1.79 - 1.85m
    XL: 1.86 - 1.90m
    XXL : 1.91 - 1.95m
     

  • Private RD/MTB Tours

    Ask for your private bike ride and we will gladly organize it!

    We provide transportation, bicycles/helmets, cycling marshals and insurance, as well as additional services upon request, such as F&B, accomodation, etc.

     

    **Multiple bike touring days available upon request**

    **Below is a shot of our famous bike tours**

    Beirut by night

    Beirut by day

    Amchit - Chekka

    Batroun - Enfeh

    Beirut - Tripoli

    Jounie - Byblos

    Barouk - Jezzine

    Salima - Zandouqa

    Sofar - Aley

    Qob Elias - Qaraoun

    Faqra - Baskinta

    Tannourine - Douma

    El Ghine - Chouwen

    Arez - Hadath Al Jebbe

    Laqlouq - Akoura

    Bisri

    Bkassine - Mokhtara

    Al Shouf Cedars

    Tarchich

    Sofar Railway

    Deir El Qamar - Beit El Dine

    Saida Ride

    Aammiq Wetlands

  • Al Chouf - Bekaa - South Ride

    2 days' road bike ride
    +Terrain: road
    +Length: 140km
    +Slope: min 2.5% - max 8%

    +Level: Hard (+/-), cat 1, 3 and 4
    +Elevation gain over 2 days: approx 2715m

    Al Chouf Ride

    2 days' road bike ride
    +Terrain: road
    +Length: 75km
    +Slope: min 2.5% - max 8%

    +Level: Medium (+) to Hard (+) / cat 1 and 3
    +Elevation gain over 2 days: approx 1900m

    Byblos - Batroun Ride

    2 days' road bike ride
    +Terrain: road
    +Length: 125km
    +Slope: min 2.5% - max 8%

    +Level: Hard (+) / cat 2 and 3
    +Elevation gain over 2 days: approx 3625m

     

    Maten - Kesrouane Ride

    2 days' road bike ride
    +Terrain: road
    +Length: 125km
    +Slope: min 2.5% - max 8%

    +Level: Hard (+) / cat 2 and 3
    +Elevation gain over 2 days: approx 3625m

  • The Bike Stations

    CycingCircle operates two bike stations located in South of Lebanon and West Bekaa, providing entry level Mountain bikes for rent, as well as kids' bikes. For road bike rental, you should contact our bike shop - The Bike Kitchen - Beirut to book and schedule your bike's pick-up straight from the shop.

     

    West Bekaa - Aammiq Bike Station:

    Located in the largest wetland reserve in Lebanon, Aammiq Bike Station brings you 20 km of easy flat off-road trails, 6km of technical off-road trails, and up to 60km road bike tracks outside the reserve where you can visit the Qaraoun lake and local wineries.

     

    South of Lebanon - Bkassine Bike Station:

    Located in the largest pine forest reserve in Lebanon, Bkassine Bike Station provides up to 80 km of medium to hard road bike tracks, packed with historical attractions and thrilling panoramic landscapes. The mountain bike trails of the forest are currently under renovation and will be open by spring 2018,

     

    Make sure to reach us on info@cycling-circle.com to provide you with all the necessary info you might need.

    Aammiq road bike trail

    Aammiq Wetland mountain bike trail

    Bkassine Road bike tracks

    Bkassine/Bisri Mountian Bike trail

  • The Bike Kitchen - Beirut is a bike shop that was founded by CyclingCircle in December 2016.

    The Bike Kitchen - Beirut provides sales of new and 2nd hand bikes, as well as rental and professional repair services.

     

    For more info, kindly click here

  • Contact Us

    & Join the community for some fun with a spin!

    The Bike Kitchen - Beirut
    Mon - Fri: 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    +961 3 12 66 75