France·December - March
CALANQUES CLIMBING ADVENTURE: CLIMBING IN SOUTHERN FRANCE
Embark on a 4-day climbing journey in Calanques National Park, guided by certified mountain experts.VIEW DATES
Join our certified Mountain Guides for an unforgettable 4-day rock of sport and multi-pitch climbing adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of Calanques National Park in Southern France. Discover the best routes tailored to your skill level, surrounded by like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in this natural wonderland, where limestone cliffs meet the Mediterranean sea, offering breathtaking views at every climbing pitch.
Escape Winter Cold in Southern France
Experience a winter like never before in Calanques National Park, where the mild Mediterranean climate provides the perfect backdrop for thrilling rock climbing adventures. Leave behind the frost and embrace the warmth of Southern France.
Intimate Group Experience in Nature
Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of Calanques National Park alongside a small group of fellow adventurers from around the globe. With a certified guide by your side, you'll explore hidden gems and conquer the best climbing routes, creating lasting memories in this natural sanctuary.
Cost-Efficient Group Trips with Mapo Tapo
Mapo Tapo's unique aggregation model allows you to split costs and embark on an affordable adventure tailored to your climbing level. Join a group of passionate climbers, ensuring a shared experience that's not only thrilling but also light on your wallet.
Day 1: Arrival in Cassis
Arrive at the Cassis train station, where your certified guide will greet you. Get settled and enjoy an evening briefing, covering safety measures and an overview of the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Calanques Cliffs Exploration
Embark on an exhilarating day exploring the stunning limestone cliffs of Calanques. With routes tailored to your climbing level, you'll ascend breathtaking heights and revel in the beauty of the Mediterranean sea below.
Day 3: Cap Canaille Challenge
Head to Cap Canaille, a renowned climbing destination. Conquer its heights, soaking in panoramic views of the coastline. Your guide will ensure a thrilling yet safe experience, pushing boundaries while prioritizing safety.
Day 4: Multi-Pitch Adventure
Experience the thrill of multi-pitch climbing on routes up to 250 meters long. Choose from technical slabs, steep climbs by the sea, or overhangs in caves. Celebrate your achievements with a group debriefing and a chance to reflect on the unforgettable journey.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Calanques National Park: Nature's Vertical Playground
Where Limestone Cliffs Meet Azure Waters for Climbing Bliss
Nestled along the Mediterranean, Calanques National Park boasts a surreal blend of rugged limestone cliffs and crystalline waters. This natural wonderland is a climber's paradise, offering a diverse range of routes for all skill levels. From technical slabs to challenging overhangs, the park's terrain caters to every climber's aspiration. With over two decades of local expertise, our certified guides ensure an exhilarating yet secure ascent. As you ascend these vertical giants, breathtaking views of the coastline reward your efforts. The park's unspoiled beauty invites adventure seekers to explore both land and sea. Dive into the azure waters for a refreshing break or hike along scenic trails for a unique perspective. Calanques National Park is nature's playground, inviting you to conquer its heights and immerse yourself in its awe-inspiring vistas.
What's Not Included
Food and snacks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
No minimum climbing level is required, as your Guide is a certified climbing guide. The only thing needed is an adventurous attitude and thirst for exploration! The routes will be selected depending on ice conditions, the level, and the group's preferences. The best thing about climbing with the locals is that you can decide last minute, depending on the weather and wind conditions, to always get the best out of the day!
Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Rock climbing is a risk sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not to go outdoor alone.
Please DO NOT book your flights BEFORE the trip is confirmed. Most of our trips need a minimum number of participants to run, so to avoid disappointment wait for a confirmation email before booking any non-refundable transport.
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What fitness level must I have to join this trip?
Participants of all climbing levels, from 3 to 8a in French climbing grade, are welcome to join this adventure. Our experienced guides will tailor routes to suit your abilities.
Is the flight included?
The trip cost does not cover flights. However, our team can offer recommendations for convenient travel options to reach the meeting point.
How do I get to the meeting point?
The meeting point is the train station at Cassis, easily accessible via various transportation options. Detailed instructions will be provided upon booking.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
To ensure an intimate experience, we limit groups to a maximum of six participants, allowing for personalized attention and a close-knit dynamic.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
We advise bringing climbing shoes, snacks, a water bottle, windshell, and a down jacket for comfort and safety during extended climbing sessions.
Why is it essential to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Certified Mountain Guides are essential for ensuring your safety and enhancing your climbing experience. Their expertise and knowledge of the area guarantee a memorable and secure adventure.
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