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Alpinism and mountain climbing

From a small cliff warmed by the midday sun to the dark walls of mountains in the Massif du Mercantour, in the Alpes-Maritimes you will find a great variety of activities. The diversity of ranges mean you can enjoy routes of all levels, and depending on the season. Excitement guaranteed!

Where can you do it?

 

Here are some “essential” sites

  • Beautiful climing spots in the Parc National du Mercantour (summer) : la Cougourde (2912 m), la Madone des Fenestre (2413 m), le Gélas (3143 m), le mont Clapier (3045 m), le Ténibre (3021 m). 
  • The wide range of routes suitable for beginners and training in the chalk foothills of Grasse and l’Estéron, in particular the Baou de Saint-Jeannet.
  • The numerous chalk or quartz cliffs in the Vallée de la Roya, which also offer some great mountain routes open all year round: Mesces, Castillon, Sospel (Baou de la Nieya), Breil-sur-Roya, La Brigue and Tende (site of the Arimonda).
  • Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage: climbing on the "Rocher de Junic". This south-facing site is composed of grey limestone and overlooks the village. It provides a range of routes in 2 sectors starting at grade 4A.
  • Isola 2000 - Site de Belvédère: 10 equipped climbing routes going from grade 3 to grade 6A/6B.
  • Saint-Martin-Vésubie: mountain routes at the level of la Cougourde and la Madone des Fenestres. There are also two developed sites: Le Trou du Diable (44 routes/ from 6b to 7b+ / chalk) and the site of Salèse (15 routes / 3+ to 6a / chalk).
  • Belvédère, two climbing sites around the entrance to the Parc National du Mercantour : la cascade du Ray (6 routes) and the Dalles du Castellaras (12 routes).
  • Lantosque, network of listed routes to the hamlet of Saint-Colomban (23 routes / from 6a+ to 7 / chalk).
  • Between Entraunes and Estenc, a climbing site (4a+ to 7 / chalk).
  • Roubion, a pretty site, renovated in 2006, with thirty routes from 3+ to 7b.
 

 

 

Choose a professional

 

Whether freelance experts or members of various organisations, climbing and alpinism experts in the Alpes-Maritimes will give you all the support necessary in terms of safety and information about this activity. Ask them about the different formulae they offer, to suit your level.

Climbing and alpinism professionals

 

 

 

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Canyoning, via ferrata, climbing in the Alpes-Maritimes (06).


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SOLEYO évasions verticales - AIGLUN
Canyoning school in the village of Aiglun in the Esteron valley. Supervision for all levels in canyoning, climbing and via ferrata.
Half day, day and training course.
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISMEDétenteur du label TOURVAL
ODYSSEE VERTICALE - NICE
All year round, Odyssée Verticale proposes a wige range of sports activities: hiking, mountain biking, canyoneering, rafting, via ferrata... Half-days to stays.
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISMEDétenteur du label TOURVAL
LES PIROGUES - NICE
A specialist in white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking around Nice and Verdon...
Canyoning, via ferrata, climbing in the Alpes-Maritimes (06).


The organisation of full day and half ...
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISMEDétenteur du label TOURVAL
WORLD AVENTURE / TERRE DES LACS - ST AUBAN
The Ecotourism Park Terre des Lacs in the Commune of Saint-Auban welcomes you year round, in summer and winter, for stays in harmony with Nature.


The park is located at the foot of the vil ...
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISMEDétenteur du label TOURVAL
CAMP 4 - UTELLE
Group of instructors offering vertical adventure activities, climbing or canyoning.
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISMEDétenteur du label TOURVAL
AQUA VIVA EST - CAGNES SUR MER
Treat yourself to excitement with Aqua Viva Est.

From the hinterland of Nice to the prestigious Verdon Canyon, a team of professional guides greets you in a friendly atmosphere to discover acti ...
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISME
LES GECKOS - VENCE
Climbing, canyoning and via ferrata supervision for all.
Détenteur du label QUALITE TOURISME
CANYON CIANS - Daniel Crulli - NICEDétenteur du label TOURVAL
ASSOCIATION DES GUIDES ET ACCOMPAGNATEURS DES ALPES MERIDIONALES (BUREAU DE LA HAUTE-VESUBIE)(AGGAM) - ROQUEBILLIERE
Vallée des Merveilles: full days all year round.Rock climbing, mountaineering, via ferrata all year round.
ACCRO D'AVENTURES - ANTIBES
Full days, weekends canyoning from May to October. Caving experience full days or week ends all year round.Rock climbing; full days, weekends from Spring to Autumn.
ALTITUDE 06 - TOURRETTES SUR LOUP
The Association of Mountain Guides provides supervision in mountain and canyon surroundings.
HEDOUX DOMINIQUE - ST JEANNET
Climbing, via ferrata and canyoning supervision and instruction.
BUREAU DES MONITEURS DU PAYS NIÇOIS - NICE
Canyoning : ½ days, full days, classes from 1 April to 31 October.Rock climbing, via ferrata; ½ days, days, classes all year round.
GUIDES 06 - NICE
An association covered by the 1901 act on the promotion of mountain activities via conferences and instruction in the field: alpinism, trekking, climbing, ice climbing, off piste skiing, cross country ...
LES LEZARDS DES BAOUS - ST JEANNET
The Lézards des Baous offer you a range of activities in the heart of nature for all levels, individuals, families, groups, associations.


Discover the joys of climbing with our qualified pr ...
CHRISTOPHE FROIDFOND - VALDEBLORE
Canyoning : Initiation; full days from 1 June to 31 October. Rock climbing (introductory classes), mountaineering all year round.
ESPACE EAU VIVE D'AZUR - PUGET THENIERS
BERENGER AVENTURES - TENDE
Activities: via ferrata, canyoneering, hiking, rock climbing school, mountaineering and also snow-shoes excursion, heliski.
CILIA LAURENT - TENDE
SUD EST AVENTURE - BERENGER BOULVERT - NICE
Climbing, via ferrata... Learning and sporting sites, major routes.
BASE SPORT ET NATURE - ENTREVAUX
Established in the middle of the Southern Alps, the white water activities and climbing professionals at the Sport & Nature Base, share their experiences, skills and passion to help you discover the r ...
MAISON DES GUIDES OEROC - VALBERG
½ days, full days rambles from May to October. ½ days, full days (country or special descent) from May to October. Canyoning : ½ days, full days from May to October. Rock climbing, mountaineering, ...
ESCAPADE GUIDES DU MERCANTOUR - ST MARTIN VESUBIE
All year round, we offer you activities supervised by High Mountain Guides and Monitors who are all experienced professionals. On the programme: canyoning, guided hikes in the Vallée des Merveilles, s ...

 
 
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