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Half-day via cordata experience in Calanques National Park, southern France

Via cordata in the Calanques National Park
Via cordata in the Calanques National Park
Via cordata in the Calanques National Park
Via cordata in the Calanques National Park

Discover the natural beauty of the Calanques National Park, near Marseille, with this half-day via cordata along local Rock Climbing Instructor Guillaume.


1/2 Day

May - Sep




* Enjoy a thrilling via cordata adventure, climbing above the sea!

* The activity includes easy climbing passages, apelling and zip lining

* Climb surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Calanques de Marseille


Join me on this amazing half-day via cordata experience in the heart of the Calanques de Marseille, in the Calanques National Park. Come discover the magic landscape and natural beauty of this place by the Mediterranean Sea, in southern France.

The via cordata is an exciting activity based on the same concept as via ferratas. This intermediate level activity, between classic hiking and climbing, consists of easy climbing passages, using rope techniques such as rappelling and zip lining above the sea.

The Parcours Aventure (Adventure Itinerary) takes you through a truly exceptional natural location, along limestone cliffs overlooking the calanques, enjoying an exciting adrenaline rush!

The activity is suitable for beginners with no particular knowledge of climbing, although the length and difficulty of the route varies according to your physical level and wishes. It requires the use of harness and ropes for the crossing of different passages over the sea, but you don’t need any special climbing shoes to do it, just sneakers of hiking shoes.

I am an experienced guide, and my goal is to provide you a safe and enjoyable experience! This is a great opportunity to climb in a stunning location without being an experienced climber.

So what are you waiting for? Come discover the calanques from above and enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean! Just send me a request, book your trip and come join me for an exciting day near Marseille.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price per person for a group from 5 to 12 people: 55 EUR

About the guide

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Rock Climbing Instructor

My name is Guillaume. I am a certified Rock Climbing Instructor in the Calanques, offering guided tours from Marseille to Cassis and everywhere in Provence.

I have been passionate about climbing since I was I child. I was initiated very early into climbing thanks to the mountain club of my hometown, Villemur sur Tarn, a small village in the south west of France. I had my first classes on the rock of Saint Antonin Noble Val, in the gorges of Aveyron.

During a trip with friends, I discovered Marseille and especially its national park. The beauty of the landscapes, the sun, the sea, and the endless number of climbing routes totally seduced me! After a year already planned in Quebec, I decided to validate my university degree in computer science. I applied to the last year of Computer Master at the Faculty of Luminy and moved to Marseille.

My passion for climbing became my profession a few years later, following a professional reconversion. More than 10 years later, I still live close to this beautiful area that is the Calanques and climbing in all its forms remains forever a passion.


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What people are saying about Guillaume



What a wonderful trip! It was more of a hike in than we expected, so pack your hiking boots rather than trainers. It was multi pitch which means you are on the move across the rock face so pack as light as possible with a comfortable backpack. Guillome was so nice and helpful. His English was perfect and didn’t mind helping me practice my French. My partner and I had an experience of a lifetime.


Guillaume was great with my 13 year old. He challenged her with more advanced climbs which she loved. He also helped me improve my belay skills! Thank you.




I got this experience for my fiancé for his bday and he loved it! It was his first time climbing and he had an amazing time.



Guide was relatively helpful when planning, but we needed to reschedule due to rain, he stopped responding completely to email or text. Day of the climb, I kept messaging and trying to call him, but he blocked me? Very confusing. I'm sure he's probably a good climbing guide (we never ended up climbing with him), but his responsiveness was pretty unprofessional. We ended up finding some hikes to do in calanques and climbing at the local gym 🤷‍♂️ Guillaume’s answer - “Hello, thank you for your message. I’m sorry that we couldn’t make this outing because of the rain and then your schedule. Know that I didn’t block you but when we are active in the Calanques we don’t necessarily have a network.”

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