One of Lebanon’s oldest and most visited tourist attractions, the gondolas of the Teleferique aerial cableway are a trip down memory lane, from a pioneering venture in 1965 to a beautifully preserved modern-day attraction offering breathtaking views of the bay of Jounieh and the surrounding city, the Teleferique is an impressive testimony to time gone by, one meter at a time.
The tour can begin from either the Maameltein area of the city, 16 km from Beirut, or from the sanctuary atop the pine-forested slopes of the Harissa mountain where Our Lady of Lebanon towers high above the Mediterranean bay of Jounieh. A gentle glide up will slowly reveal spectacular vantage points of the city, the sea and surrounding landscape. As you soar to nearly 650 meters above sea level, the exhilarating nine-minute excursion is quickly replaced by a memorable exploration.
A short trip up the Funicular will take you up the remaining distance to the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon and the adjacent Basilica before your final descent from sky back to sea again.
Compagnie Libanaise de Teleferique et d’Expansion Touristique S.A.L.
Head Office: Haret Sakher, Jounieh – Lebanon
Phone: +961 9 936075, +961 9 914324