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1-Day Sans Retour Climbing Traverse in the Calanques

Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Maxence on the Sans Retour Traverse in the Calanques of France and experience the beauty of Mediterranean cliffs.

Mountain RangeMassif des Calanques
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Follow a experienced guide and enhance your climbing skills.

  • Enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean and the cliffs of the Calanques.

  • Traverse some unbelievable walls with heart-pumping pitches and climbs.


Visit the Calanques and take on the daunting Sans Retour Traverse! This exciting one-day climb will leave a lasting impression and offer you some of the most amazing views of the Mediterranean!

The Massif des Calanques (or Calanques) are a range of coastal limestone in the south of France. Loaded with crevices and surrounded by some of the world´s most gorgeous scenery, they have become a popular destination for rock climbers from all across the globe.

And within this rocky coast are epic locations for challenging climbs, highlighted by the Sans Retour traverse. Set above the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea, there are few places as evocative as this for travelers and tourists. Tucked between Marseille and Cassis, this is the perfect combination of excitement and fitness.

Sans Retour and its suspenseful vantage points looks out to the nearby islands and the land jutting into the blue of the sea. It can be accessed through the Traverse Ramond, which features a doorway-shaped entrance in the rock. You can also reach Sans Retour via the Castelvieil Plateu.

It is easily accessible, and offers a variety of climbs for those daring enough to cross above the Mediterranean. The additional traverses that can be combined to Sans Retour give you the option of adding complexity and duration to your climb.

Sans Retour is a special program for me, and I hope to instill that passion in you. I can guide you on a safe climb that will keep you excited every step of the way. My expertise in the region and in the rocks of the Calanques will make your experience personal. It will truly be an unforgettable trip.

The traverse has challenging moments, so you should be in good shape and prepared both physically and mentally for a rock climbing program of this nature.

Book this unbelievable day climbing program and gain some rock experience dangling above the Mediterranean!

 We can also spend the night on a Calanque portaledge! Or head to Calenque de Sormiou and partake in a day program of climbing!

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 413 each

Group of 2

EUR 207 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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