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1-Day Climb Above the Sea in Calanque de Morgiou

Spend a day climbing with Maxence, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, and discover the amazing Calanque de Morgiou in the Calanques of southern France.


1 Day

All year




* Climb above the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

* Explore the stunning scenery of the Calanques of southern France.

* Have an experienced guide design a safe and satisfying program just for you.


Climb around the Calanques and spend a day in the beautiful Calanques! Learn the ropes of an amazing French location while climbing above the Mediterranean Sea in Calanque de Morgiou!

The Massif des Calanques are a French mountain range spanning the Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Cassis. The predominantly-limestone walls and cliffs are home to an array of amazing flora and fauna. One of the largest of the Calanques, the Calanque de Morgiou, is a former fishing village and even has an underwater grotto with cave drawings.

Your program takes place here, at Morgiou, where you will climb directly above the crashing waves of the sea. The picturesque white cliffs have some vegetation sprouting through the crevices and cracks, complimenting the contrasting beauty of the water and the rock.

Morgiou is relatively easy to access – it has become a tourist destination for sport enthusiasts. Its proximity to Marseille adds to its international appeal and availability to travelers, though its location in the central part of the Calanques still maintains its charming mystery.

You can enjoy single- and multi-pitches, along with climbs that feature the rush of the environment and the technical skill of the sport. Because of its size, Morgiou has many options and routes that are available to all levels of climber. It is a beautiful place to hone your craft, and you will undoubtedly fall madly in love with this amazing region.

There are also other activities to enjoy in the area, including a visit to the Cosquer Cave. This underwater grotto contains cave paintings that date back to the Upper Paleolithic, and can be accessed by divers.

While this is a day trip, it still presents some challenges along the terrain, so a moderate level of fitness and fortitude are required.

I will provide you with a safe and satisfying experience that you will want to repeat again and again. This location is one of the best places to enhance your passion for climbing. To do so above the Mediterranean is icing on the cake.

Book this incredible rock climbing day program NOW and become acquainted with Calanque de Morgiou of France and its epic courses above the Mediterranean!

If you needed an extra bit of excitement in your adventure, I can add a night in a portaledge to accompany your climb in the Calanques. Or we can try the thrilling Bora Bora traverse!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Even as a kid, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide. Growing up in Aix-en-Provence, in southern France, the Alps have been my playground since a very young age. Amazing climbing spots like the Calanques and Gorges du Verdon were just a stone throw's away from my hometown.

Eventually, I also became an architect, another long-time passion. As an architect, I lived in New York, Barcelona and Rotterdam and learned to speak fluent English and Spanish. I also met great people and had an amazing time while doing it!

I'm now back home in France and spend most of my time guiding in the Alps. I'll be happy to take you rock climbing, skiing or mountaineering to some of my favorite spots.


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What people are saying about Maxence



We had such a great time with Max! He was super patient with us, and we learned a whole lot. Plus, the climbing was great. Thanks, Max!



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.



We had a fantastic climbing day with Max. He was fun to hang out with. He set up lots of climbs that were fun for all the abilities of our group. He made us feel safe and confident. Max’s English is perfect which meant a lot to some of us.



The trip was extraordinary! Challenging yet very rewarding. Maxence was a great guide and a perfect companion.



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!

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