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Calanques de Marseille Rock Climbing: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Calanques de Marseille

What should I know about Rock Climbing 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

Why should I choose Calanques de Marseille for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

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.

Something for everyone

Regardless of whether it is your first time climbing or your thousandth, the Calanques de Marseilles have an incredible route waiting for you. Boasting more than 3,400 routes, there is something for everyone from basic single-pitch ascents to longer multi-pitch challenges directly over the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Conquer Mont Puget

Rising to 563 meters (1,847 feet) in elevation, Mont Puget is the tallest in all of the Calanques de Marseille and makes for quite the rock climbing ascent. The small mountain is composed of high-quality limestone and has several different routes to the top, which boasts panoramic views over the surrounding national park and out toward the sea.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Calanques de Marseille?

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 can I get to Calanques de Marseille?

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.

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When is the best time to travel to Calanques de Marseille for Rock Climbing?

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

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Calanques de Marseille



Maxence was absolutely great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. With very little back and forth he was able to plan a perfect climbing day trip for us, including our first multi-pitch climb (and all of this was actually a backup plan, since the area we were going climbing was closed due to high winds). I look forward to going climbing again in Calanque and would not hesitate to book him again!!



The climb with Robin was amazing. We were a group of 3 and he picked us up at the bus station since we didn't have a car. He took us on the route de Cretes which is beautiful, and then climbed les Calanques. The day was perfect and the view was mesmerizing. At the end, he dropped us off at the city center of Cassis since we luckily had the time to visit it. I would definitely recommend the guide, who watched over us and is friendly, and the route which was so beautiful!



Had a great time with Max climbing at the Calanques. He picked a good route with lots of ambiance, and did a solid job leading me up it.



Max was an AMAZING guide! He was super knowledgeable and was willing to teach us new climbing techniques. Not only did I have fun climbing outdoors, but I learned how to climb better outside. I highly recommend this trip! You won´t be disappointed!



Me and my dad wanted to book a last minute guided rock climb in the Calanques. We came across Maxence through explore-share and he was very kind as he changed his timetable so that he could take us out at short notice. Me and my dad were a little nervous about rock climbing and Maxence very quickly put us at ease. He was friendly and warm and very encouraging when we were on the rocks. He took us to the most beautiful spot where we were the only ones climbing, and we had an amazing view of the Calanques. He took pictures for us and sent them to us afterwards. He also provided us with all the equipment that we needed and found us suitable routes to climb for our levels. We would recommend Maxence to anyone who wants to find a climbing adventure in the Calanques.

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