In all of the times I have been to Lebanon I only took this ride back in 2002,I took my daughter,and she wa thrilled,,lol,,so was I,,I was singing and smiling all the time,,we took it from Junieh (at sea level)to Harisa,,it`s a wonderful scenary.
When you get to the top,you have the chance to visit the Virgin Mary statue,and visit the Church,an amazing spiritual experience!
The virgin Mary statue is located at the (Harissa)mountain.you can ride the telepherique and get there or you can go by car through the montain top.
You can see the statue from the Jonieh,Beirut high-way.
You can take the Téléphérique (cable car) from Jounieh to Harissa. It is quite scary as the cabins are small (for four persons) and the ascent very steep.
Returnticket with the Tél´phérique is 7500 LL (in June 2002).
Favorite thing: Supposedly the lady in the black pants and jacket is the famous singer Majida Al-Roumi, who sings wonderful Fairouzian style music (although I am more familiar with Fairouz's music than her). My friend Tareq pointed her out to me, and I bought her CD after spotting her. You can only see her profile because I was trying to be sneaky when taking a pic of a Lebanese celebrity.