Springtime in Lebanon is a season of picturesque perfection. With a cool breeze breaking the heat of the Mediterranean sun, the flowers and trees reawaken and the birds return after a long winter. The nights become lighter, the sea warmer, and the mountains welcome you with resplendent views of olive trees and apple orchards. The months between March and May are the most pleasant for visiting Lebanon.
Temperatures climb to 15°C (60°F) in the mountains and to 25°C (72°F) along the coast, which makes it delightful for discovering Lebanon on foot, by boat, or bus. Our cultural and archeological treasures are displayed at their best in spring, with snowcapped peaks in the background and colorful wildflowers springing up amid ancient relics.
The weather also makes it fantastic for a number of outdoor activities. Varied terrain, scenic vistas, and historic environs come together, creating unique trekking opportunities throughout the country. Some of our more popular hiking trails take you through our cedar tree reserves (the Chouf, Horsh Ehden, and Tannourine). Another fantastic walking tour takes you down the majestic Qadisha Valley in North Lebanon, where a sparkling river, ancient monasteries, and wild nuts and berries await your discovery.
Lebanon also offers great mountain biking, caving, rafting, and paragliding opportunities. And, after a day of fun-filled activities in the mountains or sightseeing along the coast, you can spend cool spring evenings sampling Lebanon’s culinary delights at our many open-air cafes and restaurants.