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Les Calanques rock climbing day tours for beginners

E-S Adventure Guides, wants you to join him on this rock climbing tour for beginners in Les Calanques, in southern France.

Massif des Calanques

+1 Day

Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec




Stretching from Marseille to the town of Cassis, Les Calanques is one of France’s largest rock climbing areas. This 12-mile cliff band offers a true paradise for adventure lovers: over 3000 routes right above the vast French Mediterranean Sea. 

My plan is to get you to the best spots to learn basic rock climbing skills or improve them to become autonomous. The popular Calanque d’En Vau  is characterized by its walls of cliffs. Its climbing lines are bolted and easy to climb. Traversée Ramond, located in Castelviei, is a route without special technical difficulties, standing 100 m above sea level. Another option is the Arête de Marseille, a super-classic route of Les Calanques, first climbed in 1927.

Rock climbing on these limestone sea cliffs is unique. The white rock contrasts with the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and offers an amazing landscape. You will discover both beautiful climbing spots and gorgeous views.

So, if you are up for this climbing adventure in Les Calanques, please contact  me! I’ll be glad to guide you in this area that I know so well.

And if you are looking for a mountaineering tour in one of the most iconic peaks in France, check out my Climbing La Meije Orientale tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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If you are more than 4 people, I will ask a IFMGA certified collegaue to join us.

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Petit couac pendant l'organisation, mais tout est rentré dans l'ordre et c'est très bien passé au final



It was great experience! Leo is an outstanding guide, we enjoyed a lot.



My 12-year-old nephew and I recently spent a thrilling half-day climbing the via ferrata of Les Grands Malades near Namur, and we absolutely loved the adventure. The experience was quite challenging at times, providing us with an exhilarating dose of adrenaline. It’s definitely not for those with a fear of heights. Our guide, Willy, was fantastic—ensuring our safety while being both educational and fun. We completed the via ferrata in two hours and spent an additional hour climbing and abseiling. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend. Thank you, Explore-Share and Willy, for such a great via ferrata tour. We can’t wait to tackle the via ferrata of Marche les Dames next!



My wife and three daughters ages 8,11, and 12. Had a great time. Not a “nose to tail” ride.



We had an amazing time bouldering in Fontainebleau our guide went above and beyond. He made us feel very safe while climbing and was very nice. Would definitely recommend. Can’t wait to go back.

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