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6-day rock climbing program in Bavella, Corsica

The natural rocks surrounded by breathtaking sceneries make Bavella, Corsica, an ideal place for rock climbing. Join Cédric, IFMGA certified guide.

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6 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


Description

Bavella became so well-known that it turned Corsica into a "must go" destination for rock climbers around the world.

Even though rock climbing has a very short history on this beautiful island, it has been very dynamic. In fact, there are many spots that offer a huge variety of styles and have become instant classics!

You'll get to climb from the coast to the highest peaks on the island, and always under a beautiful Mediterranean sun. You'll also enjoy its high-quality rock and its incredible landscapes. Join me and discover the beautiful and wild Bavella massif!

This 6-day program is also an opportunity to gain more autonomy and to discover some of the more traditional routes on the island. I'm a local guide and will take you to all the best spots.

Want to discover this wonderful place and its amazing rocks? It will be a pleasure for me to guide you and help you discover the secrets of this incredible site. So contact me now!

I also offer rock climbing day trips in Corsica. Check them out if you're short on time!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Climbing school

Transfer to the Bavella Pass and contact with the Granite Corse and its tafoni (natural holes in the rock). Climbing school. Explanation on safety measures on the cliff. Training of how to place your feet when climbing.

Day 2: Climbing school

Climbing school on the Bavella pass. Belaying and abseiling and leading. Climbing multi-pitch routes of 2 or 3 lengths.

Day 3: Aiguilles de Bavella

A great track. Implementation of safety measures in Aiguilles de Bavella with the ascent of a classical route to Acellu (round 1), Masino-style.

Day 4: Relax and canyoning

A relaxing day, with an introduction to canyoning. The Vacca canyon offers a very aquatic descent in the imposing site of the Aiguilles de Bavella. The program includes jumps into basins of clear water, sliding down natural slides, long baths and abseiling.

Day 5: A great track

A large and great track that will be adapted to the level of the participants.

Day 6: Final track

Another one, the final track. “Le dos de l’éléphant”, a legendary route.

 

Details

Accommodation

In Bavella, "L'auberge du col de Bavella"

More info

Return: in the late afternoon at Ajaccio.

Group size: from 3 to 4 participants per guide

Level: V+ roping

Meeting point

At 9 AM in front of the Hôtel de Ville, Place Foch (the "Place des Palmiers") at Ajaccio.

About the guide

Certified mountain guide UIAGM / IFMGA
I work with Manu, a good friend of mine...
We are both rock climbing instructors and certified mountain leaders. I shared with Manu happy and doubtful moments, building a professional future with a passionate focus on the mountain and the guide role. An open vision over the world, where our competences, knowledge and curiosity are at our client’s service for one day or for life.
The agency we founded together is the natural outcome of our profound complicity. People think we are cousins or brothers. We are just friends, and lucky to be so, because our children are in love: as in love as you can be at 8 years old!
We are both lucky to live in Corsica, this unknown mountain where climbers, mountaineers and skiers still feel like pioneers. This mountain is our playground and our office.
Curious and open to the world, we also organize each year trips to faraway places to see what other mountains and people can give to us, and what we can learn from them.
Ice in the Equator and Patagonia, Spanish, Jordanian or American rocks, snow in the Carpathians, Norway ot the Caucasus. We love the mountain in all its forms and every time we reach a summit we want to climb the neighbouring summit and find what is hiding behind it.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Corsica


What people are saying about Cédric Specia

Chantal Mercier Laporte

5.00

September, 2022

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Lori Axford

5.00

August, 2022

Thank you! We had a great time with Cedric. He’s an excellent guide.

Martin Huemer

5.00

August, 2022

Cedric is very professional mountain guide and a nice person to spend a day with in his home mountains.!!!

Julie Calhoun

5.00

August, 2020

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Andreas Ezinga

5.00

March, 2020

IMPORTANT COMMENT: the trip couldn't be made due to the weather. But both Cedric as the backoffice team has been extremely helpful in finding an alternative and solution. Finally we didn't go because of illness of 2 of the group. But definitely I will look for another trip next year.

Jonathan Summers

5.00

May, 2019

The trip was great. We changed the destination to suit abilities. We climbed in the Restonica Valley which was beautiful. Cédric was excellent as a guide, highly recommended.

Jeremy Derksen

5.00

April, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ben Haigh-Smith

5.00

October, 2018

Cedric is a fantastic guide. He is helpful, friendly, very competent and caring. He made our time in Corsica very enjoyable and we would love to organise another trip with him in the future.

Jacky Cheng

5.00

June, 2018

We've had the best time with Manu at the Suare crag in Calvi. His professionalism is absolutely top class and made us feel incredibly safe with his professional climbing skills. Most importantly we had a lot of fun. Explore Share is an amazing platform with various activities around the world and I can't believe I never knew about it until now! I've already share this platform with adventurous friends and I am sure I will definitely be using this service again. Well done guys for your efficiency! Love your work!

Andrew Tan

5.00

June, 2018

The climbing was great at an excellent spot with many routes. Everyone had a lot of fun. Would definitely come again if we had a chance. Many thanks, Andrew

Chris Austin

5.00

June, 2018

Manu, was a very friendly and professional guide. As I am fairly new to climbing he picked a good route suitable to my experience. As a result I really enjoyed the trip and felt that I learnt a lot. I would definitely do this trip again and would recommend it to others

Thomas W.

5.00

May, 2018

My 1 day of glorious granite sport multi pitching with Cedric! The only route (??) to start from the sea was a great adventure with some exposed pitched of enjoyable climbing. Cedric was great: full of energy and enthusiasm and really motivating. Obviously extremely professional and handing out advice both with climbing technique and rope / safety.

Laurent I.

5.00

March, 2018

Merci Manu pour nous avoir fait partager ta passion de la montagne et de la Corse. Bravo pour ton professionnalisme et pour la qualité de ton équipe.

Anaida

5.00

May, 2017

I had amazing 2 days climbing in Corsica with Cédric as my guide. Cédric introduced me to Corsican backcountry that he lovingly called his garden: massive towering mountain, emerald waters of roaring streams, beautiful wild flowers. I highly recommend Cédric to anyone looking for a guide be it Corsica or anywhere else. I miss this incredible place already and look forward to coming back!

Stéphanie

5.00

August, 2015

What a amazing experience ! Cedric is certainly the perfect guide to help you discover the most beautiful views in Corsica.

Marie

5.00

August, 2015

Trois jours de trek dans les montagnes, trois jours de canyoning. L’équilibre parfait pour découvrir la variété des paysages Corse. La région de Bavella est magnifique et les canyons tous les trois très différents. Le niveau n’est pas trop difficile, nous avons fait environ 12 heures de marche en deux jours sur les sentiers du GR20. Logement dans une ancienne bergerie, super authentique, Aline vous y attend et prépare des bons petits plats. Notre guide Cédric nous a accompagné durant toute la semaine, une perle qui nous a partagé sa passion pour les treks en haute montagne. Très pro, nous nous sommes senties en super sécurité à tout moment.


 

 

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