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4-Day Calanques Rock Climbing Traverse from Marseille to Cassis

Come with IFMGA-certified guide Maxence on a four-day rock climbing journey to the south of France and experience an immersive program in the Massif des Calanques.

Mountain RangeMassif des Calanques
Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Climb above the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Gain experience from a certified guide on a well-designed rock climbing trip.

  • Settle in to the culture of south France in one of its most vibrant regions.


Experience the thrill of rock climbing above the immaculate Mediterranean on a four-day guided program! Traverse from Marseille to Cassis and become acquainted with the gorgeous Calanques by climbing every nook and cranny!

The Massif des Calanques beckons climbers from across the world to take part in its rich history and impeccable limestone. From ancient underwater caves and geoformations to unique flora and fauna, the natural beauty of the rocky coast between Marseille and Cassis is something from straight out of a dream.

Jutting into the Mediterranean Sea, the Calanques have an array of options for ambitious adventurers. Every type of climb, from single-pitch and beginner lines to sport climbing and traverses, can be found in this remote region. There are routes isolated from the crowds, so you can enjoy a peaceful and personal experience on the rocks.

There are amazing sport climbing routes at Les Goudes. The compact limestone holds complex and interesting routes, with both stunning views and close proximity to Marseille. It is a great place to start an extended program along the coast and will keep you excited for the days to come.

Easy access from a major city also increases the appeal. Between Marseille and Cassis, you can enjoy a day climbing in solitude and return to the massive urban center for a night of arts and leisure. Your program is designed to take advantage of these perks, combining them to create your ultimate traversing program.

From the first day, we will scour the Calanques in search of the best routes for you and walk extensively through the region. Four days gives us the added advantage of immersing ourselves in the culture of southern France, both on and off the rock. There is ample time to experience the variety of climbs located here, and to peer out over the unimaginable beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.

This area is a playground for rock climbers, and it would be my pleasure to share my expertise with you. From the different runs to the particular features of each location, I can show you the Calanques with an unparalleled knowledge and guide you on the time of your life. We will have a safe and incredibly fun time exploring this dreamy destination.

There are routes for everyone, and this is a sustained program. You should be in good shape and have enough experience to be comfortable on the rock.

Book this program in the Calanques NOW and traverse your way from Marseille to Cassis on the rock climbing trip of a lifetime!

I can also accommodate a three-day program or a five-day program, depending on your schedule. Or we can climb along the coast and portaledge above the Mediterranean!


While camping is not permitted in the Calanques, I would be happy to help you find accommodation(s), though you would be responsible for the payment and costs associated with the accommodation(s).

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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 1568 each

Group of 2

EUR 784 each

Group of 3

EUR 523 each

Group of 4

EUR 392 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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