Follow Maxence, an IFMGA-certified guide, to southern France and enjoy a five-day rock climbing program in the Massif des Calanques.
Traverse flawless limestone routes perfect for every kind of climb.
Take in the unique beauty of the Mediterranean Sea along the south of France.
Acquire new skills and abilities to take rock climbing to the next level.
The evocative Mediterranean vistas of the Massif des Calanques beckon to adventurers from across the globe. With remarkable limestone cliffs and rich geological and cultural history, there is a lot to like about the stunning landscape spanning from Marseille to Cassis in the south of France.
Each of the Calanques comes replete with its own story and its own character. Underwater caves of ancient cultures can woo tourists with an eye for archaeology, as well as the climate and atmosphere offering vacationers respite from their working lives. For rock climbers, the quality of rock, abundance of thrilling routes and lines, and overall aesthetic of the marvelous hills make it one of the top destinations in the world for the sport.
And this is where you come in. We can tailor a program just for you, and over the course of five days, you will have plenty of time to enjoy every aspect of the Calanques. By traversing from Marseille to Cassis and walking throughout the region, you will have a hands-on experience in this paradise that is unlike any other. See the whites, blues, and purples of the coast as if it were out of a painting.
If you are a multi-pitch climber, we can head to Devenson and Concave to hit level after level of great, isolated routes. If you are interested in sport climbing, we will make our way to Les Goudes to take in the phenomenal views and check out its compact limestone. There are many options for every climber, and ample time to enjoy it all.
The easy access and proximity to Marseille make the draw stronger. You can take advantage of the city perks alongside your climbing adventure, so a day on the rocks can lead to a night on the town. The next morning you can be back out along the coast, traversing above the crashing Mediterranean Sea.
There are climbs for everyone. Because this is a sustained program, it requires physical fitness and enough experience to appreciate the climbing challenges. Let me know what your goals are and I would be happy to form a program around you.
The Calanques are magical, and I want you to fall under their spell, too. I guarantee a fun and safe experience that will enhance your passion for climbing. This program is special, so it will make you want to return to the south of France again and again.
Book this unique five-day program NOW and go rock climbing in the Calanques of southern France like a local!
We can also make this trip a three-day program or a four-day program! Or we can get crazy and add a night on a portaledge after an epic day of rock climbing!
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).
Contact me upon booking to establish a meeting point.
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.
Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions
Group of 1
|EUR 1959 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 980 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 654 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 490 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Accommodation is NOT included. I can assist you in securing accommodation, but you are responsible for the cost and additional charges.
Maxence was absolutely great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. With very little back and forth he was able to plan a perfect climbing day trip for us, including our first multi-pitch climb (and all of this was actually a backup plan, since the area we were going climbing was closed due to high winds). I look forward to going climbing again in Calanque and would not hesitate to book him again!!
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!
I would like to recommend Maxence for his excellent guiding on Tuesday October 9th. We had a great time, felt safe and got in a lot of climbing. He was efficient and safe as well as super friendly. I am so glad I connected with him through your service. Thank you for finding him.I would hire him again if I was coming back to Europe for more outdoors activities.
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Max took us on an amazing route in the Verdon and we had a fantastic day. He also helped us refreshed our multi-pitching skills so gave us the confidence to do routes ourselves after the guided climb. Thanks!
Had a great time with Max climbing at the Calanques. He picked a good route with lots of ambiance, and did a solid job leading me up it.
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.