Beloi – Libadoe Fresh Water Springs & Forest

Start Beloi town sign
Finish Beloi town sign
Type Of Walk There and  back
Distance 7.5 km (return)
Hours 2.5 -3 hours walking (return) not including stops
Grade Medium
Highlights Local people encountered hunting/gathering, gardening, walking to market. Learning how forest provides building materials, food; seeing village gardens; limestone cliffs, deciduous forest, birds, butterflies. Libadoe fresh water springs – more a trickle in the dry season.
Description From Beloi walk on road south (15min) until just before second (potentially dry) stream, follow track inland zigzagging stream bed, heading away from coast – sometimes in stream, other times on banks, few small rock scrambles. As gradually gain height terrain steeper/higher cliffs and vegetation greener, trees much taller. See water pipes. Nearing base of mountains and confluence with tributary veer right  climbing up right bank and then change over to left bank following  stream until reach freshwater springs coming out of ground (concrete enclosure). Around spring beautiful forest, very peaceful (bird song) plus pineapples, coconuts, bananas growing.  Then retrace steps back.
Equipment/Footwear Sports sandals/good walking shoes; walking pole useful (uneven terrain)
Guides Definitely recommended as difficult to find spring and will not learn/see much without guide showing/explaining what is encountered – with interpretation walk is a totally different experience
Transport Not needed (staying Beloi)
Other Despite forest shade morning departure better

Track information verified. Recommended you notify your accommodation where you are walking (potential accident) and to walk with a companion; take water and protect yourself from the sun.