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Climbing Day Trip in Calanque de Sormiou Above the Sea

Climbing Day Trip in Calanque de Sormiou Above the Sea
Climbing Day Trip in Calanque de Sormiou Above the Sea

Come with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Maxence on a climbing trip at the Calanque de Sormiou looking out across the Mediterranean from southern France.


Massif des Calanques

1 Day

All year




* Benefit from an experienced local guide and improve your climbing skills.

* Immerse yourself in the aesthetic beauty of the Calanques and the Mediterranean.

* Enjoy an assortment of great climbing routes and different types of climbing.


Take your climbing talents to the south of France and take on the impressive and stunning Calanque de Sormiou! With an eclectic mix of fabulous climbs, this magical destination is sure to impress any and every adventurer!

The Massif des Calanques is a coastal range in the south of France that is notorious for its remarkable beauty. Within this range, the largest is the Calanque de Sormiou, a world-renowned climbing destination that boasts pristine blue water around its limestone walls.

You are guaranteed an incredible time on your climbing program here. The rock is loaded with crevices for all of your pitches, and traverses are possible on longer routes. Routes have a moderate level of difficulty, and can extend into the Mediterranean for a truly unique experience.

The Calanque de Sormiou is easy to access, with Marseille just around the corner and Cassis to the east. Even as a prime tourist destination and extreme popularity, it is still able to maintain a bit of remote magic, which only enhances the environment and the experience.

Once you are on the cliffs, you will have some of the best views in the world. There is no other place like this, particularly to climb between the sea and the sky. When looking into the Mediterranean, you will see the other Calanques and small islands off the coast.

This area is my home, and my goal is to share a fun and safe program with you, one that you will remember for the rest of your life. I can adapt a trip to your needs and skills so you can achieve something special when you visit Calanque de Sormiou.

Our program will be an absolute blast, and you should be in good shape to make the most of it. Any previous climbing experience is certainly an asset, and it will give us more options to explore the cliffs.

Book this Calanque de Sormiou program NOW and spend a day climbing on the largest of the Calanques and peer out over the Mediterranean Sea!

We can also try a portaledge for the evening if you are feeling extra ambitious! Or we could travel north to Sainte-Victoire for some great climbs away from the sea!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about this trip



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!!



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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