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The focus of the Sport Climbing Holiday


The Rock & Sun Sports Climbing holiday is the most popular of our climbing holidays and courses abroad. It is focused on all participants climbing as many good quality, single pitch rock climbs during the week as possible.


Our dedicated instructors are the best in the business and will make sure that your guiding is not only first class, but that your choice of venues are perfect for the sports climbing grade you are currently at.


If you want to, your guide will work with you on personal development, including training for lead climbing and coaching on personal climbing techniques and styles during the Sport Climbing Holiday. However, this is not a must. We realise you are on your well-deserved holiday, so if you prefer to climb on toprope, then that is absolutely fine.


All in all, we will do our best to provide the perfect environment for you to increase confidence and improve technique, to help take your climbing to a new level in a fun and sociable environment.


Sport Climbing Holiday Locations


All of the locations that we use are perfect for all climbing levels and you can have a great time climbing as well as a great holiday.


Sport Climbing Holiday Locations


Costa Blanca Kalymnos Mallorca Malta Orpierre Sardinia Thailand


Our Most Popular Sport Climbing Destination is the Costa Blanca. Why?


The Costa Blanca, with its dramatic blue seas, white beaches and terraced fruit groves set against panoramic mountains, is home to Spain's most exciting rock climbing.


This is Spain's most varied and developed climbing location, providing single and multi-pitch sport climbs, traditional routes, sea cliffs and mountain crags.

Add low cost flights, the mildest winter climate in Europe, and the excellent facilities at our hand-picked locations... and you'll understand why the Costa Blanca has become our clients' favoured European climbing destination.


To get an idea of what a climbing holiday with Rock & Sun in the Costa Blanca is like, watch our video here: Rock & Sun Sport Climbing Holiday Costa Blanca.


Climbing in the Costa Blanca

Limestone sea cliffs are the backdrop to what is undoubtedly Europe's richest variety of magnificent climbing ventures. The area offers a wealth of climbing for all grades and styles.


Explore Calpe, where the Penon de Ifach (the Penion) soars majestically up from the sea; relish the quality of clean, fresh limestone climbing, where the rock's ripples and textures enable great reach of positions, encouraging you to flow through your climbs.


Read more about climbing in the Costa Blanca in this article: Ten reasons for a Costa Blanca Climbing Holiday.


Weather and Climate in the Costa Blanca

With an average of 300 days sunshine each year, this is probably the best rock climbing destination in Europe.


Accommodation in the Costa Blanca

You will be staying in a beautiful, fully equipped and spacious villa with swimming pool just a five minute walk from the typical Spanish village Parcent, in the Xalon Valley. The Xalon Valley is just inland from Benissa and the villa is about 30 minutes from the town and coast of Calpe. The Xalon valley is famous for its high quality wines - you will be surrounded by vineyards, as well as olive trees, orange groves and almond groves. Parcent has a range of bars and restaurants (among which the best Paella restaurant in the area!), a minimarket, bakery and pharmacy, all within walking distance of the villa.


The modern villa has a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, a beautiful garden with different seating areas and an outside BBQ. Its fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area have the character of an original Spanish farmhouse. There is WiFi in the villa. For photos, click on the Accommodation tab above.


Flights and Transfers to your Accommodation in the Costa Blanca

Fly into Alicante Airport, Costa Blanca, Spain.

We offer one free transfer to your accommodation (which will be the start date of your holiday – normally a Saturday) which departs from Alicante Airport at 2.00pm latest. To take advantage of this service, and in order to minimize waiting times, please aim for midday arrivals.

On departure day (the end date of your holiday - normally a Saturday) we offer one free transfer to Alicante Airport which departs the villa around 9.00am. We therefore suggest to aim for midday departures.

If you wish to travel to the accommodation independently, or if you can't buy a flight within these hours, transfers may be arranged, subject to availability, on alternative days/times. Contact us for more information.

The transfer time from Alicante to Parcent is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Rock Climbing Kit List


For Rock & Sun's Sport Climbing Holidays we recommend that you have your own:

Climbing Shoes

Dick's Climbing is a dedicated climbing shop that offers a large range of climbing equipment and shoes at good prices.


The next step in your climbing career


After having been on a Sport Climbing Holiday with Rock & Sun, you might like to go on another one in one of our other climbing destinations to explore new areas and climb on different types of rock. Another popular next step is to join a Performance Coaching Course to improve your climbing technique, or to go on The Big Five to have some exciting mountaineering adventures and improve your skills for multi-pitch climbing.


Rock Climbing Travel Insurance


We recommend:


Rock Climbing Travel Insurance



For dates, look at our Sport Climbing Holiday locations

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