Rock Climbing trip to Orpierre and Céüse in the French Alps

Rock Climbing trip to Orpierre and Céüse in the French Alps

Guided rock climbing weekend at the world famous Céüse, Orpierre and other local climbing sites in the Southern French Alps. Perfect for climbers of all levels.


Holiday Price
Adult: 798€ to 931€
Prices will vary depending on your dates, party size and / or accommodation choice.

Included in your price:

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast hotel accommodation
  • 3 days guided rock climbing
  • All technical climbing equipment except climbing shoes (helmet, harness, ropes, extenders...) 
  • Transport to and from climbing sites
  • A personalised climbing itinerary based on your level
  • An App for your phone with all the holiday information, weather and maps and useful tips and info to help you make the most of your trip.
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help with your carbon offsetting

Extras to pay for:

  • Lunches and evening meals (there are a range of restaurants to choose from in Gap and picnic lunches can be bought either from the hotel, a local bakery or on site)
  • Your journey to Gap - we can help you organise this
  • Tips for the guide


To launch this fabulous new climbing weekend we are offering a 5% discount to all bookings made before 30 April 2024! Use code NEWPROMO5 when you check out!

A fully guided rock climbing trip in the Southern French Alps suitable for all climbing levels.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Climb on some of the best rock in the world: Céüse and Orpierre amongst other sites.
  • 300 days of sunshine per year - almost guaranteed good weather for climbing
  • Fully guided with fully qualified, experienced and local guides
  • All equipment provided - no travelling with heavy gear rucksacks
  • Bolted routes for all levels
  • Single pitch and multi-pitch climbing routes for a real adventure 

Rock Climbing in the Southern French Alps

The Southern French Alps is blessed with a unique geology resulting in some of the best rock climbing in the world. The most famous sites are Ceüse, known for its challenging limestone routes, and Orpierre, where the whole village has evolved around the sport and is pretty much dedicated to rock climbing. In the vicinity there are also a whole host of other rock climbing sites, each with its own character and style, making this a perfect spot for climbing, whatever your level.

The great thing about the sites we use are that there are a variety of routes so the guide will be able to adapt to suit the level of individuals in the group. The other advantage is the weather with 300 days of sun a year - climbing on warm sunny rock is pretty much guaranteed, whether you are climbing in spring, summer or autumn!

Rock climbing sites in France are all bolted so this is 'sport climbing' in a natural environment. This reduces the risk of poor gear placements and means you can concentrate on your actual climbing and enjoy the rock 110%!


We use fully qualified high mountain guides and rock climbing instructors for this trip to ensure your safety. They will show you the most recent techniques and equipment to optimise your safety whilst climbing and reinforce your safety procedures to help you develop good habits for safe climbing. For top roping days, the number of people for one guide is maximum 8 and for the multi pitch route, you will be 2 or 3 per guide depending on the route. 

Who will love this climbing trip?

If you have experienced climbing in some form or other, whether that be on an indoor climbing wall or at your local crag, and are craving a real rock fix in dramatic Alpine scenery, then this trip is for you. Whether you are a pure indoor wall climber looking for a first trip to discover real rock, a climber looking to progress to leading, or an experienced climber interested in joining a like minded group of passionate rock climbers, this trip is for you. You do need some experience of climbing to be sure you will enjoy the trip but don't need to be an expert. 

If you are a climbing club or group and would like a tailor made version of this trip for your club, please just get in touch for a customised quote. We can do longer trips and can include mountaineering options too.

This trip is aimed at older teenagers and adults but it is possible for children over 10 and younger teenagers with climbing experience to join the August dates during school holidays.The dates outside of school holidays are reserved for over 16s. There is no child discount as the costs are split equally between all participants.


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You need to get to Gap which is accessible on public transport (train and bus). 

By train it is accessible via an overnight sleeper from Paris. The closest TGV stations are Aix-en-Provence and Grenoble, both of which have buses or local trains to finish the journey to Gap. You can plan your train journey using the Oui SNCF website. This works from all major European cities. 

There is also a regular direct bus from Marseille airport if you plan on flying here.