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3-Day Calanques Rock Climbing Traverse from Marseille to Cassis

Join Maxence, an IFMGA-certified guide, on an unforgettable three-day rock climbing program through the Massif des Calanques from Marseille to Cassis.

Mountain RangeMassif des Calanques
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Great, classic limestone for trying a variety of climbing styles.

  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you climb along the Mediterranean in France.

  • Learn from an experienced and certified guide with local knowledge.

Description

Make your way to Marseille and see the epic beauty of the Massif des Calanques! Spend three days on a rock climbing program designed to fit your style and needs and take advantage of the unique terrain and culture in the south of France!

The Massif des Calanques are a rock formation between Marseille and Cassis along the Mediterranean Sea. With rich history, stunning visual appeal, and easy access, this tourist destination is a hot spot for adventurers, historians, and vacationers alike. The location has a legendary allure that does not discriminate.

The limestone of the Calanques make it an extremely popular spot for rock climbers, as it is a perfect storm of excitement, beauty, and tranquility. As you make your way along the coast and through the massif, each segment has its own features that make it special and enjoyable.

When it comes to multi-pitch climbing, Concave and Devenson are considered the premiere places for remarkable climbs. Along with the pristine rock, their isolation will allow you a personal experience with the Calanques. You may not even see another climber or tourist through the course of your climb.

This trip is designed to give you an unforgettable three-day experience that encompasses the entirety of the Calanques. From Marseille, we will head into the specific regions that will give you the most rewarding climbing trip and full immersion in this one-of-a-kind region. An experience like this simply does not exist anywhere else in the world.

The proximity to the cultural hub and urban thrill of Marseille provides you the opportunity to enjoy remote climbs and scenery by day and the bustle of the big city by night. Marseille has great shopping, museums, and nightlife that will enhance your climbing trip and give you a very rare experience.

Each day we will try a new section of the Calanques and appreciate the differences between each location. We will climb and walk extensively through the region so you can see it as the locals do. By the end of the trip, you will have made your way through various climbs along the coast all the way to Cassis.

This trip is designed for all types of climbers. You should have some experience for more challenging climbs, and you need to be in good shape to take on the Calanques. A program over three days also requires the mental fortitude to complete a sustained trip.

Book this three-day climbing trip NOW and head to the south of France to experience the unusual perfection of the Calanques!

If three days isn’t enough, try a four-day program or a five-day program! We can even spend a night on a portaledge above the Mediterranean after a sweet day of climbing!

Accommodation

While camping is not permitted in the Calanques, I would be happy to help you find accommodation(s). You are responsible for the ensuing cost.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking to establish a meeting point.

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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 1176 each

Group of 2

EUR 588 each

Group of 3

EUR 392 each

Group of 4

EUR 294 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Accommodation is NOT included. I can assist you in securing accommodation, but you are responsible for the cost and additional charges.


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