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3-day advanced rock climbing program in Gorges du Verdon


Choose between 1500 routes in Europe´s "Yosemite Valley for climbers": the mythical Gorges du Verdon. Hervé, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will make this trip unforgettable.

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3 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov




Sometimes called Europe’s Grand Canyon, the Gorges du Verdon is more like the Old Continent´s Yosemite Valley for climbers.

I propose you to spend a long weekend –3 days and 3 nights, from Thursday evening to Sunday evening– exploring lots of the  1500 different routes, that include some of the world’s best hard multi-pitch routes. We will choose them together. This will be a privately guided program, tailored to your wishes.

In the same way, we will choose some of the best accommodation in order to meet your preferences and budget. We will have picnics for lunch and have dinner in cozy village restaurants.

There are 350 meters of beautiful limestone that in the past was considered too high and featureless to be climbable. To get to some routes, we will have to abseil into them and set up hanging belays. But others are less committing and can be accessed from the valley floor. Of course, I will decide the difficulty of the routes depending on your level and wishes.

Although the scale of the place can be intimidating for newbies, the variety and quality of the rock are superb, with crimps, chimneys and perfect limestone pockets.

So, are you ready to climb this mythical site? Please contact me to start planning this trip in Gorges du Verdon!

Or, if you are looking for less demanding rock climbing courses, please check my 3-day rock climbing course around Orpierre or Gorges de l’Ardeche or my 3-day rock climbing course in Les Calanques and Sainte Victoire.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back



We will select the accommodation among our preferred hotels.

More info

The price indicated is a base price per person for a group of 2.

Meeting point

Marseille. I will take you from the spot to the base in private transfer.

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !


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What people are saying about Hervé Pichoux

Xavier van Campenhout


March, 2022

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February, 2016

Hervé est fort à l'écoute de son client, il cerne très bien les attentes et les envies. Il est aussi très rassurant et porte une attention particulière au bien-être de chacun. Il a beaucoup d'expérience, on sent qu'il connaît bien la montagne et il est prudent. Enfin, il est discret et sympatique. Je le recommande vivement !



January, 2015

Excellent guide. Nous avons beaucoup aimé son professionalisme et sa gentillesse.



January, 2015

Great moments of fun and found some lush powder in difficult conditions.



January, 2015

Hi Hervé, thanks for the 3 wonderful days skiing in the 3 Vallées. My family & I had a great time. You picked out the perfect runs. Hope to see you soon. Ashley.



January, 2015

Many thanks for 3 great days of snow powder and amazing views in the 3 vallees. Knowledgeable, cautious and takes peoples tempo and abilities into account, adapting to needs.


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