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Climbing and sailing course in Les Calanques de Marseille

Let Carlo, an IFMGA certified guide, help you improve your rock climbing techniques with this 7-day climbing and sailing course.

Duration7 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripNot specified


Do you wish to learn how to climb rocks while enjoying to get to each route on a sailing boat? Then this Climbing and sailing course in Les Calanques de Marseille is exactly what you’re looking for. 

This trip will take place in Les Calanques National Park, that was established in 2012 and is the newest national park in France. It’s a true paradise for climbers due to its white limestone cliffs that rise from the sea.

And I plan to guide you there and help you improve your climbing technique no matter what your starting level is. But at the same time you’ll learn some of the basic notions of sailing and navigating through the sea. It we’ll be a week where we’ll be in constant contact with nature.

So do you want to join me on this Climbing and sailing program in Les Calanques de Marseille? Send me a request now and I’ll take you on an amazing adventure you will never forget. For groups of at least 4 people I can customize the date, but the starting day must be a Saturday.

And if you want to try other sailing and climbing adventure, you might be interested in my Climbing and sailing on Kalymnos Island, Greece.

Meeting point

Marina of Cassis.




Day 1: Arrival

Meeting in the afternoon in the Marina of Cassis. Accommodation in the boat, safety briefing by the skipper and check of the personal climbing equipment by the Mountain Guide. Dinner in Cassis and first night on the boat in the Marina.

Day 2: Calanque d’En Vau

After breakfast on board we will put to sea and very quickly reach the Calanque d’En Vau, maybe the most evocative of the 3 fiords that we will climb. Once we will have anchored the boat we will go to the shore on the tender. The first pitches are just on the side of the beautiful beach of En Vau. We will start climbing and get to know the climbing skills of everybody and make sure that we are all knowledgeable with the safety procedures. Then we will review the multiple pitches procedures like the belay knots, behavior and repelling technique. We then go back to the boat and the skipper will give the first lesson on the basic concepts of sailing. Dinner on the boat.

Day 3: Sailing and climbing

The day will be a blend of sailing and climbing. We will make 2 groups depending on the climbing skills. One will go to shore and climb with the mountain guide in the morning and sail with the skipper in the afternoon, while the other group will do the opposite. In the late afternoon we will sail to the Calanque of Sormiou, dinner on the boat.

Day 4: Single pitch climbs

We will all climb together on single pitches trying to improve the technique on both vertical and slight overhanging walls. It will also be the chance for everyone to start leading. When arms and hands are too tired we will go back to the boat for a snack and a second practical sailing lesson. Dinner in a small beach restaurant.

Day 5: Sailing and climbing

Another day alternating sailing and climbing groups. In the evening we will move to the Calanque of Morgiou. Dinner on the boat

Day 6: Rock climbing day

Last day for climbing and it will be the chance to try out all what we have learned on a multiple pitch wall. Everybody will have the chance to lead in concert with the Mountain Guide. You will have the same chance of putting into practice the sailing lessons while sailing back to Cassis. It will be time for a nice dinner in a small restaurant to celebrate the end of the trip.

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast on the boat, packing up and everybody will be free to go back to their normal lives with some new unforgettable experiences

About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Italy

I've been alpine guide since 1992, this profession has allowed me to realize my dream: to see the world, I accompanied for work, groups on the 5 continents.

The last challenge was to join the world of the mountain with the world of the sea, with my friend skipper Paolo, we founded mountain sailing and we propose climbing and sailing and trekking and sailing. Two totally different worlds with many aspects in common, a new extraordinary adventure.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 4949 each

Group of 2

EUR 2475 each

Group of 3

EUR 1650 each

Group of 4

EUR 1238 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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