Climbing stay in the Verdon for gourmets (Provence)

Duration : 8 days

France, Southern Alps, Provence

Level : 5c and more

from 1690 € / p. from 1 to 10 persons

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How to describe the Verdon gorges in one word? Mythical: compact and rigorously vertical limestone walls, overhung with blue sky whereas while turquoise water flows tirelessly below.

Do you dream of repeating a classic climb? Or maybe you'd rather discover a modern and more accessible route? Routes in all levels exist and allow to live beautiful days of climbing adapted to the desires and the level of each one.

This authentic stay allows you to discover this paradise of rock climbing which is the Verdon, while enjoying warm and picturesque accommodations which turns out to be also among the best tables of the surroundings.

This week around rock climbing, good products and cuisine offers the exceptional terroir of this region.

I perfectly know the routes adapted to all the levels as well as modern routes on a new rock where the equipment will allow those who wish it to lead.

For your information, I also propose a similar climbing trip in the Languedoc, in the gorges of the Hérault and the Tarn.


D1: Arrival.
We will pick you up directly at the airport or the train station of Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.
You will spend the evening getting to know each other in a charming inn located in the famous village of La-Palud-sur-Verdon. We will also discuss other details, the precise distribution of events for the next few days, answer any questions you may have and ensure that we meet all your needs.
First night in bed and breakfast.

D2: Climbing.
This first day of activities will allow you to review or learn the climbing techniques required for the activities of the following days. You will divide into several groups to climb routes of one or two pitch and will have a first glimpse of the climbing in these gorges.
For lunch, you will share a picnic consisting of local culinary products (bread, cheese, pâté and charcuterie, fruits and cakes) while enjoying a breathtaking view of the torrential Verdon.
Second night in bed and breakfast.

D3: Multi pitch climbing route.
After a hearty breakfast, you will head to the first multi pitch route of your stay. You will climb a classic route and discover the magnificent views of the gorges and Lake Sainte-Croix lake. To end the day in style, you will enjoy a delicious meal cooked by our guests in their charming inn near the village.

D4: Multi pitch climbing route.
After a breakfast of champions, you will go to conquer a major route, namely a multi pitch route of about 200 meters adapted to the level of each climber. After enjoying your conquest and the exceptional view that will be offered, you will eat a well-deserved dinner and rest in a nearby restaurant.

D5: Day off.
You will have the choice between canyoning , via ferrata or a pedal boat ride on the lake for the most tired! The end of the afternoon will spent on the beaches of the lake between two baths and before going on the other side of the gorges.
Indeed, tonight you move to a nice little castle in the village of Aiguines. This is the opportunity for you to discover another cuisine, another atmosphere and admire the gorges with another perspective, that of the left bank.

D6: Multi pitch climbing route.
Today you will climb one of the mythical routes of the Verdon where the atmosphere is very dizzy and very particular. A beautiful day that you will not forget so soon!
You will end the day visiting a farm or a vineyard before returning to our cottage.

D7: Multi pitch climbing route or via ferrata.
Last day of activity! The most motivated will be able to climb another multi pitch route while the others will be able to enjoy a day of sport climbing or psicobloc (deep water soloing), which consists of climbing a few meters above the water!
For our last night, we will share a feast at one of the best tables in the area.

D8: Departure.
It's time to split! All good things come to an end. Before leaving for the airport, you will spend your last hours at the hostel or at the lake.

This agenda is provided as an example of the daily distribution and activities of the week. The program will be adapted to match the skill level of each participant and the weather conditions.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructors (1 for 3 to 4 climbers).
  • Accommodation in cottages.
  • Local transport with drivers (minibus and cars).
  • Full board (breakfasts, lunches, dinners).
  • Dinners in "table d'hôtes" or restaurant.
  • Tastings of wines and local products.
  • Choice of day of rest activities (canyoning, via ferrata, pedalo).
  • Discovering the historical and natural heritage of the region.
Price per person (all included) 1690€
Single room extra cost for 1 person (optional) 280€
Single extra cost for a couple (optional) 360€

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting place.
  • Drinks out of tastings.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Comfortable accommodation in cottages.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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