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Calanques de Marseille Rock Climbing

Discover the stunning natural beauty and incredible climbing terrains in the iconic Calanques of Marseille!

Stretching from Marseille to La Ciotat, the Calanques de Marseille boast innumerable climbing opportunities for participants of every level. Complete with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, there are few better places to climb anywhere in France! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips to the Calanques de Marseille. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Calanques de Marseille

Situated in the heart of the French Riviera, the Calanques de Marseille boast incredible views of the Mediteranean Sea and its rugged coastline. Explore the various inlets, caves and shrubby forests of the Calanques during the day, before heading out to the coast in the evening to watch a world-class sunset from the rocks.


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Best time to visit:

April to October, but many guides offer trips year-round

What’s the weather like?

During the climbing season, average daily temperatures range from 15 ºC to 25 ºC (60 ºF to 77 ºF). Rain is uncommon from the end of spring to the beginning of autumn

How to get there:

Any trip to the Calanques of Marseille begins with a flight into Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). From here, it is easy enough to rent a car and make the short drive south to the national park. Many guides will also opt to meet you in Marseille and provide transport to the start of the trip

More info about Rock Climbing in Calanques de Marseille:

Calanques are steep-sided inlets that have generally been formed by fluvial erosion or coastal caves falling and being flooded. The best example of this interesting geological formation may be found at the Calanques de Marseille, just south of France’s second largest city. The calanques are a popular tourist destination for all sorts of outdoor adventurers, especially rock climbers. The national park in which the Calanques de MArseille are located boasts more than 3,400 routes, from single-pitch sport and multi-pitch trade to scrambling. The undisputed highlight of visiting the area is heading out to climb on the sea cliffs. These offer plenty of great challenges and even better views. Among the most popular spots to climb in the calanques are the Calanque de Sormiou, Calanque de Morgiou, Calanque de Port-Miou and Calanque de Sugiton


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