France·May 25 - 30 2024

Les Gorges du Verdon

5 days of climbing in the "Grand Canyon of Europe"

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Overview

Climbing at Gorges du Verdon is a breathtaking experience that offers some of the most challenging and rewarding climbs in Europe. Located in southeastern France, the Verdon Gorge is a massive limestone canyon that stretches over 20 kilometers in length and is over 700 meters deep. The cliffs offer a wide range of routes for climbers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and the stunning scenery makes every climb a truly memorable experience. The steep, vertical walls, the crystal-clear turquoise river below, and the beautiful Provencal landscape surrounding the gorge all contribute to the unique and thrilling atmosphere of climbing in Gorges du Verdon.

Highlights

Verdon river

Verdon river

The Verdon River is a stunning waterway that runs through the southeast of France, flowing for over 160 kilometers from its source in the Alps to its confluence with the Durance River. The river is most famous for its passage through the breathtaking Gorges du Verdon, where its emerald-green waters wind through towering cliffs and offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. In addition to its natural beauty, the Verdon River is also known for its recreational opportunities, including kayaking, fishing, and swimming. The river is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, with many species of fish, birds, and other wildlife calling it home.

Multi-pitch climbing

Multi-pitch climbing

If you're looking for an exciting and challenging adventure, then multipitch climbing is an activity you won't want to miss. This thrilling form of rock climbing will take you to new heights as you ascend routes longer than a single rope length. You'll work closely with a partner, relying on each other for support and safety as you make your way up the rock face. With each belay station you reach, you'll have the chance to take in breathtaking views and rest before continuing your ascent. Multipitch climbing requires skill, strength, and focus, making it a great activity for those who love a challenge.

Schedule

The program is focused on multi-pitch climbing, every day we'll select a route based on climbing skills and experience.

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Day 1

Arrival day

We arrive early in the afternoon/evening and we'll check in at our B&B. We'll dedicate the time to select the route for the following day.

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Day 2-4

Climbing days

Multipitch routes are the best way to discover Verdon's walls!

The deepest limestone canyon in France and often considered the most beautiful in Europe. It's about 25km long and 700m deep in some places, adding plenty of exposure to the more than 1,500 routes (from 5a to 9a+) that have made its reputation worldwide. The area is popular for its sustained multi-pitches, classic single pitches and for its natural beauty.

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Day 4

Last climb and last day!

Last day will be dedicated to another route. We'll get up very early in the morning.

What's Included

What's Included

Exclusive multi-pitch climbing experience (2 clients max)

5 days of multi-pitch climbing

5 nights in B&B

Certified mountain guide

Transports from B&B to climbing spots

Climbing gear and rope

Restaurants&Bars

Flights and Transportation to the B&B

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Trip Entry

FROM$1,269.48/pp

Les Gorges du Verdon, France

The "Grand Canyon of Europe"

Les Gorges du Verdon is a stunning natural wonder located in the southeast of France. Often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of Europe," it is one of the most spectacular river canyons in the world, with towering limestone cliffs that rise over 700 meters high. The Verdon River flows through the gorge, creating turquoise green waters that contrast beautifully with the surrounding rocks and vegetation. 

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Trip Tips

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

There is no minimum level required for this trip as you will be accompanied at all times by a certified guide. However you will get the most out of the trip if you already have some experience, especially in multi-pitch routes, and good level of fitness!

Liability

Liability

Fjello selects local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not accept any liability. Climbing and skiing are risky sports that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Fjello recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not go outdoor alone. All our trips include a local certified guide who will take care of your group. Enjoy your adventures safely with first-hand information from the locals.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed.

You'll Be Staying Here

B&B in Castellane or Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

B&B in Castellane or Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

We'll stay in a B&B in Castellane or Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, so to be ready early in the morning to start our climbing activities.

FAQs

You should bring:

  • climbing shoes
  • helmet
  • harness
  • chalk bag
  • belay device

All the other equipment will be provided by the guide.

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Les Gorges du Verdon

France· May 25 - 30 2024· 5 nights

FROM$1269/pp