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Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

1. Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the postcard-worthy Côte Bleue calanque as you ride a kayak past beautiful bays, striking cliffs, and quaint little homes. Follow your guide from Estaque in Marseille, all the way to Carry-le-Rouet, for a comprehensive overview of this gorgeous natural area. After a short briefing, route presentation, and weather report, head out with all the necessary knowledge to have a fun and safe ride. Explore the creeks of Establon and Aragnols with a beautiful beach. Depending on the group's pace, you might even be able to reach the magnificent Figuerolles creek. Learn about each little hidden corner from your certified guide and admire the mindblowing rocky sceneries as you float along. Additionally, you can do your part to take care of the local sea life by picking up floating waste and loading it into the bag your kayak comes equipped with. Beginners are advised to choose the morning tour, as the sea is generally calmer than in the afternoon.

Calanques National Park: Guided Kayak Tour

2. Calanques National Park: Guided Kayak Tour

Visit the Calanques National Park and spend the day kayaking. Follow your guide as you explore the national park by the water and discover its unique heritage. Your guide will take you through the creeks of La Ciotat, Cap Canaille, L'Ile-Verte, Figuerolles, and Mugel depending of the weather. As you kayak through Calanques National Park, you’ll learn about the protected environment. You’ll have the chance to see the breathtaking views of the park all while participating in a sporting activity that is suitable for all.

La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

3. La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Meet your expert guide in La Ciotat and get comfortable on your stand-up paddleboard. Then set off on your paddling adventure to the coastline of Calanques National Park, located north of La Ciotat. Admire the rugged coastline and see natural landmarks of coves, cliffs, islands, and beaches. Take in the fantastic views of L'Ile-Verte, Calanque de Figuerolles, and Belvédère du Mugel.

La Ciotat: 3-Hour Trou Souffleur Rock Climbing Adventure

4. La Ciotat: 3-Hour Trou Souffleur Rock Climbing Adventure

Enjoy an adventure to one of France's most beautiful cliff faces, Trou du Souffleur. Discover the rugged beauty of the French coastline as you follow an adventure course designed to allow you to experience a side of La Ciotat that most tourists don't get to see. Rappel and climb along the cliff ledge before getting your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline course over the crashing waves below. This activity is perfect for beginners and experienced climbers alike.

La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

5. La Ciotat: Calanques National Park Guided Hike

Meet your guide at the parking lot on the route of Calanques de La Ciotat. Enjoy a hike through an area of stunning natural beauty and learn more about the flora and fauna of the region with your expert guide. Discover fantastic scenery along the trail, including the Bau Rous mountain peak and the foothills of Cap Canaille. Hike to the majestic Cliffs of Soubeyranes which tower over the Mediterranean Sea. Admire the scenic views over the town of La Ciotat along a circular hiking route.

La Ciotat: Caving in Calanques National Park Half-Day Tour

6. La Ciotat: Caving in Calanques National Park Half-Day Tour

Discover caving in the cave of the great Draïoun and see a breathtaking view of the creeks in the Calanques National Park. Cave with a guide and adventure into the dark. Hear about the underground world's mysteries and learn from your guide about the unique and protected environment. Get your kit on and take a short approach walk through the surrounding nature in the park before entering the cave. Appreciate the silence as you head into the cool, dark space. Explore the caves and see the stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over many thousand years. Observe the rocks and concretions as you walk through the area.

La Ciotat: From Crests to Caves Treasure Hunt Hike

7. La Ciotat: From Crests to Caves Treasure Hunt Hike

Choose between 2 options, normal or expert. The expert is the same trail as the normal, but with 1km more, it is more difficult because there is a 2.5m vertical passage to descend. But it is the one that offers the most exceptional views. On D-Day, you meet the organizer at the starting point. He will give you a scroll and a compass. The parchment represents a cave, with a cape. It's up to you then to move in the right direction and find this cave in total autonomy. Once found, you will have to search there for a new scroll that will show you the next cave... and so on. Until the last one which contains the treasure. At the end, you find the organizer to whom you will give the equipment, and you can leave with the contents of the treasure and superb photos.

La Ciotat: Half-Day Trou Souffleur Canyoning Adventure

8. La Ciotat: Half-Day Trou Souffleur Canyoning Adventure

Explore the dry canyon of the Trou Souffleur on a half-day tour with a qualified instructor. Meet your instructor/guide at the meeting point for a safety briefing and instructional session. You will then have plenty of time to put on your equipment and get it checked before getting started. Enjoy a fun-filled adventure as you abseil or rappel down the waterfalls and grow in confidence. Admire the surrounding nature and learn about the protected environment from your guide.

La Ciotat: Trou Souffleur Dry Canyoning Guided Tour

9. La Ciotat: Trou Souffleur Dry Canyoning Guided Tour

Embark on a guided descent into the Trou Souffleur dry canyon in the Cap Cannaille cliffs. Climb down into the canyon amid the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the national park as you prepare to descend into the unique environment of the canyon. Head down into the canyon using climbing equipment. Take in the sight and sound of the sea crashing into the rock formations when you reach the bottom of your descent. Learn about this fascinating environment and take an unforgettable climb into Trou Souffleur canyon on this tour from La Ciotat.

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What people are saying about La Ciotat

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 135 reviews

A great experience! Our guide was so friendly and made sure everyone was ok throughout the trip. They also rented out water shoes for those of us who didn’t bring appropriate footwear. We kayaked over waves which was so much fun and we had the most beautiful views of the cliffs, train tracks and Marseilles. Would definitely recommend this company!

It's hard work, but really fun and interesting. Our guide was very accommodating and helpful, and had a wealth of information to share. Things not mentioned in the description : you will enter the water with your shoes. If you're not comfortable doing that with your own shoes, you can rent a pair of water shoes onsite for a small fee.

Remember your sunscreen. This was an excellent activity, hosted by a very proficient instructor. Very pleasant, fun, and a light arm-workout too. Thanks.

Paddling along this coast was a wonderful experience. The break in the bay and time to jump in the water, just wonderful.

Super nice people, super helpful. Very much enjoyed adventure.