• About us

    CyclingCircle is a cycling 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.

     

    Our Mission

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

     

  • Weekly Bike Rides

    We are organizing 2 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 22nd - 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:

    /Group-A Hard, 20km
    Track: Gemayze - Mar Mikhael - Geitawi - Mar Mitr - Furn El Hayek - Sodeco - Mathaf - Adlie - Furn El Chebak - Badaro - Mathaf - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Monnot - DT - Hamra - Ain El Mrayse - DT - Gemayze.
    ---Fair pace, short climbs, short brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 3h00min

    **Expect a 500 meters' climb from Mar Mikhael to Geitawi

    /Group-B Medium, 15km
    Track: Gemayze - Mar Mkhael - Geitawi - Mar Mitr - Furn El Hayek - Sodeco - Mathaf - Adlie - Furn El Chebak - Badaro - Mathaf - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Monnot - DT - Gemayze
    ---Fair pace, short climbs, short brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 2h30min
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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.

    Booking is a must on info@cycling-circle.com - Upon booking, kindly mention the group you'd like to join.

    Saturday 24th - Beirut Afternoon Ride

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

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

    Medium level, 25km:
    Track: Furn El Chebbak - Badaro - Mathaf - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Ashrafie - Monnot - DT - Hamra - Ain El Mrayse - DT - Gemayze - Mar Mikhael - Geitawi - Mar-Mitr - Sodeco - Mathaf - Adlie - Furn El Chebbak.
    ---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,Furn El Chebbak
    2:30 p.m. - Departure
    5:00 p.m.: End of the ride at TBK, Furn El Chebbak
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    3- Fees:

    Own bike: 7.000 LBP
    Bike rental: 20.000 LBP

    Guiding and insurance are provided.

    **We have a limited number of bikes for rent so it's essential to book yours**

    Booking is a must on info@cycling-circle.com - Upon booking, kindly mention your name and height.

    Sunday 25th - Beirut Morning Ride

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

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

    Medium level, 25km:
    Track: Furn El Chebbak - Badaro - Mathaf - Ras El Nabeh - Sodeco - Ashrafie - Monnot - DT - Hamra - Ain El Mrayse - DT - Gemayze - Mar Mikhael - Geitawi - Mar-Mitr - Sodeco - Mathaf - Adlie - Furn El Chebbak.
    ---Fair pace, short climbs, short brakes.
    ---Ride duration : approx 2h30min
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    2- Program:

    8:00 a.m. - Gathering at The Bike Kitchen - Beirut,Furn El Chebbak
    8:30 a.m. - Departure
    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: End of the ride at TBK, Furn El Chebbak
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    3- Fees:

    Own bike: 7.000 LBP
    Bike rental: 20.000 LBP

    Guiding and insurance are provided.

    **We have a limited number of bikes for rent so it's essential to book yours**

    Booking is a must on info@cycling-circle.com - Upon booking, kindly mention your name and height.

    Sunday 25th - Sawfar - Zandouqa Ride

    Join us next Sunday for a unique bike ride that will bring back memories of Lebanon's golden age
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    + Open for 25 participants
    + Length : 30km
    + Level: medium level - flat, with some long climbs and steep descents.

    **This is a fun ride so we're circling at a slow pace**
    **Minimum number of participants required for this ride is 15**
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    1- Program:

    7h00 a.m – 7h25 a.m: rally point at The Bike Kitchen - Beirut

    7h30 a.m: departure to Sawfar by bus

    8:30 a.m. : arrival to Sawfar

    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
    1st stage: discovering Sawfar (Sursock Palace, old Train Station, Sofar Grand Hotel)

    2nd stage: Cruising down from Sawfar to Hammana, Falougha, Qornayel and Salima

    3rd stage: Discovering Salima's famous Abi Lamaa' Castle
    (lunch break)

    *have your own snacks and beverage**

    2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. : arrival to Zandouqa and departure by bus to Beirut

    4:00 p.m.: arrival to Beirut
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    2- Services & fees :

    2.1- Services:

    - Bus transfer Beirut - Sawfar - Zandouqa - Beirut
    - Bike transfer Beirut - Sawfar - Zandouqa - Beirut
    - Cycling guides
    - Insurance
    - Water

    2.2- Fees:

    Own bike: 45.000 LBP
    Rental bike: 65.000 LBP

    **Last minute cancellation will be charged 50% from the initial fee**

  • 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

  • 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, 4km of technical off-road trails, and up to 60km road bike tracks outside the reserve where you can visit the famous Qaraoun lake and local wineries.

     

    Cost:

    *Reserve entrance ticket: 8.000 LBP

    *Bike rental/day: 20.000 LBP

    *Bike rental/hour:

    + 1st hour - 10.000 LBP

    + Extra hours - 7.000 LBP

     

    *Don't hesitate to contact us for any inquiry

    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.

     

    Cost:

    *Bike rental/day: 20.000 LBP

    *Bike rental/hour:

    + 1st hour - 10.000 LBP

    + Extra hours - 5.000 LBP

     

    *Don't hesitate to contact us for any inquiry

  • 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 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