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5-Day Calanques Rock climbing Traverse from Marseille to Cassis

Follow Maxence, an IFMGA-certified guide, to southern France and enjoy a five-day rock climbing program in the Massif des Calanques.

Mountain RangeMassif des Calanques
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.


Rise above the Mediterranean Sea and discover the magnificence of the Massif des Calanques! With five days to traverse every inch of rock from Marseille to Cassis, this rock climbing program allows you to do it all along the coast of southern France!

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).

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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 1959 each

Group of 2

EUR 980 each

Group of 3

EUR 654 each

Group of 4

EUR 490 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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