Situated inland between Nice and Marseilles, the river Verdon cuts a deep limestone gorge, 100s of metres high, through the countryside.
This area of France has long been an established as a classic rock climbing area that offers a wide variety of climbing, with over a 1,000 routes.
There is everything from friendly sport routes to big walls that requires plenty of commitment.
While it’s possible to walk down the gorge to some routes, the Verdon experience is abseiling down your chosen route, pulling the ropes and climbing out.
This is definitely an experience for those who enjoy the exposure and commitment of being on big multi-pitch routes.