Rock Climbing on the Côte d’Azur

Rock Climbing in Les Calanques

Rock Climbing on the Côte d’Azur Overview

This Mediterranean coast, also known as the French Riviera stretches from Monaco in the east through to Marseille some 200 km to the west. The coastline is littered with white limestone crags, beautiful emerald-colored seas, beaches, and Calanques set amongst beautiful Provençale towns. The climate is warm and stable making rock climbing on the Côte d’Azur a reliable destination for a winter sport climbing trip. With good knowledge of all of the major climbing destinations in the region, we are proud to offer bespoke guiding, instruction, and coaching in some of the finest climbing areas including Les Calanques, Mt. Saint Victoire, Châteauvert, Gorges du Loup as well as the Gorges du Verdon.

Essential Details

  • Bespoke guided trips available throughout the year
  • Some previous rock climbing experience desirable
  • Prices include guiding and instruction only
  • All technical climbing equipment provided

When can I go Rock Climbing on the Côte d’Azur?

The summer months in the South of France can be very hot, so if you are planning a trip during this period it’s well worth considering areas with a higher elevation such as the Verdon Gorge. However, the autumn and winter months generally offer more pleasant temperatures to explore some of the more coastal crags. The prices indicated below are for guiding and instruction only, and do not include flights or accommodation. Please get in touch if you would like a quote for a complete package or would simply like some advice about venues and places to stay.

Do I need any previous experience?

 No previous outdoor climbing experience is required, however, some previous indoor climbing experience is desirable.

How many can participate?

Rock climbing on the Côte d’Azur works well on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis (instructor to participant) and can be booked from three days to one week or more in duration.

How much will it cost?

*Our pricing structure is based on a 1:1 ratio, with an additional fee of £20 per day for all extra participants: £180 for one day decreasing to £140 per day for five days. For more details, please see our pricing structure.

How to book?

Use the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will provide all of the technical climbing equipment, including a helmet and harness if required. If you have any of your own equipment that you would like to use, we will encourage you to use it as long as it’s suitable. It’s always good to use your own equipment as it will be familiar to you, and will help you to feel more comfortable.

The beautiful white cliffs of Les Calanques

The beautiful white cliffs and coastline of Les Calanques.


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