/ France and Spain road trip advice?
From there I guess you could travel southwards to the Dordogne (all sport I think) & then the Pyrenees
Unfortunately there's not much climbing in the north of France (especially if you don't want to go to Fontainebleau to boulder) - if you hadn't already booked I'd have suggested heading straight to the Dijon area before going further south into Provence, then heading back via the Vosges
Great link - thanks.
This link will list many places to climb in France.
I can recommend Ceou, near Castelnaud in the Dordogne. The topo is sold in the campsite shop, below the crag.
It will be hot this time of the year.
The Vercours has some good crags - near Grenoble.
Spain will be hot too. If you go there you will probably want to be up in the Pyrenees. There is some decent sport climbing in the valleys above Benasque. Guide books available in the big climbing shop called Barrabes, in the main street through Benasque.
If bad weather comes in, there is good climbing at Terradets, Villanova De Meia and Rodellar, further south.
Barrabes will probably have guidebooks to these crags as well.
I've had a look at a potential route and have been able to book a few more days of holiday and we now have 16 days to play with! :-D
This is my rough plan so far...
Roscoff- Geneva- Chamonix- Turin- Barcelona- Pyreenes- Bordeaux- Roscoff
Please let me know if you have any tips or suggestions! :-D
and gaelic in france and chroizo in spain
Not sure what grades you're looking for but there's a good range.
I agree with the others, that's quite the itinerary for just two weeks. However, here are a few spots to think about. The Ardeche is beautiful. There are some great limestone on north facing crags so good in the summer heat. You can also canoe down the warm river. It's very nice, i was there in July.
Ceuse near Gap is a bit higher and an amazing place to climb. There are plenty of fantastic crags in the south west and nice little towns for rest days. You could easily spend two weeks just there.
There is bouldering in Annot too: http://abloc.org/index.php If you're there you ought to go to Verdon.
Check out this page for a bit of info for France: http://www.climb-europe.com/RockClimbingFrance.htm
Nice granite around Chamonix and it's awesome there.
Have a great time.
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