Cheap rock climbing holidays in Europe

Feb 12, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

If you’re looking for a great way to get fit and build muscle but something that’s also a really fun way to enjoy a holiday then cheap rock climbing holidays in Europe might be the perfect solution. Travel to different parts of the continent, learn to climb, or improve your technique but overall do a fun activity that comes with a huge sense of achievement.

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Whether you’re a beginner, have had some experience or are an avid climber, cheap rock climbing holidays in Europe certainly beat lying on a beach bored out of your brain. Get active, get fit and get climbing. Below are five top climbing adventures to check out.

Dream Guides, Barcelona

As well as being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Barcelona and the surrounding area is also a great climbing destination. Prades, Girona and the Pyrenees are all within striking distance and offer some stunning multi-pitch week and weekend climbs. To take advantage of the climbing around Barcelona we recommend you join one of Dream Guides holidays.

Dream Guides tailor make all climbing holidays to your meet requirements and climbing ability with beginners through to experts welcome. They will take you to the most appropriate spots to your ability and through performance coaching by your IFMGA guide your climbing will reach new heights.

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Rockbusters, all over Europe

Rockbusters run a number of climbing weeks all over Europe. In particular they have an 8 week climbing road trip that travels from the Czech republic through Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Spain. You can come for just a week, for the whole 8 weeks or for any period.

The Rockbusters climbing road trip comes with instruction and guiding to ensure you get the most from your time away. Different weeks are tailored at different levels from beginners through to experts however there is always climbing available for all abilities. You can find out more about the Rockbusters European Rock Climbing Road Trip.

Sea2Summit, Wales

Snowdonia in Wales is one of the best climbing destinations in the UK and maybe even Europe. And because it’s closer to home for UK residents it makes it a really cheap option if you are coming from the UK. It’s a great step up for anyone that has only climbed indoors or on single pitch climbs. Learn lead climbing skills and enjoy courses tailored to your level, all surrounded by the stunning Snowdonia views.

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Will4Adventure, Costa Blanca

The fine weather in this part of Spain means there is more opportunity for climbing throughout the year here. There’s even some winter sun if you need a getaway from the cold. There are climbing options for all levels and with five days to master the faces at Finestrat, including a scramble along the Via Ferrata, it should be a whole lot of fun.

Climb Europe, Turkey

One of the least visited climbing destinations in Europe, the area around Antalya has only really been explored for climbing potential since the mid 90s. With thirteen established climbing areas in national parks and 400 routes for all grades, it is a great place to go for cheap rock climbing holidays in Europe.

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    • We decided not to include them as prices change over time and for the most part the above are not specific weeks in a specific location. The article was published in 2014 so by now any prices would be well out of date.

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