For this 20th edition, Raid Hannibal thought big to celebrate this anniversary. Undoubtedly , Raid Hannibal is made of challenges : the challenge of perseverance, challenge of surpassing oneself for all participants, the challenge to do always more for the host team in order to make it even more unique than the last one.
The 2019 Raid chose to honour the Mercantour national park :
this year the runners were lucky to cross the start line in the very
heart of this massif, in the charming Saint-Dalmas, in the Vesubie
valley. They travelled throughout the surrounding ridges, crossed
breathtaking sites like the Millefonts lakes,before passing through
the majestic cirque de la Madone de
Then the participants continued their journey
j until they reached the famous Turini pass for
a mountain bike course, legendary stage of
the Route des Grandes Alpes. At the end, a well deserved surprise activity.
The last day, the course took the GR5 itinerary at dawn, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to finally arrive on the beach of Menton, a charming city of the French Riviera.
The objective of the 2019 Raid Hannibal route was to travel throughout the Southern Alps, and to arrive on the French Riviera, highlighting the diversity and the beauty of the alpine mass. The followed itinerary recalls the historical odyssey of Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca in 218 who crossed the Alps by elephant, giving his name to Raid Hannibal.
To sump up, 150km of trail, mountain bike in the Nice hinterland to arrive standing in water.