• Sport

Hannibal's ride

Imagine crossing Val Cenis Bramans on the back of an elephant? Finish the tour with a trip to the Verney district and let yourself be transported into the story of Hannibal and his caravan.

Sport Hannibal's ride Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 01h00
Total elevation gain : 60m
Vertical drop : 60m
Distance : 2.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The Carthaginian general Hannibal himself is said to have passed through Bramans with his army and elephants. Have you seen the statue that stands at the entrance to the village in tribute to this military epic? You'll find a few discreet traces of his journey in the heart of the sunny plain.
And to add to the pleasure of your walk, enjoy the peace and quiet of the heights of Le Verney.

Total elevation gain : 60m
Altitude max : 1260m
Vertical drop : 60m


Mixed signposting (PR and GR)

Map references

Map and booklet "Haute Maurienne Vanoise. 103 walks and hikes - 38 trail trails. For all levels" (sold for €10 in Tourist Offices)

Topoguides references

Green route n°16

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)


Free access.


Open to children
Animals allowed
Languages of documentation : French
Adapted to all-terrain strollers

Pets allowed on leash only.

Period of practice

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

  • Pets welcome
  • Parking
  • Play area
  • Picnic area


5 rue de Loutraz 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.223705 - Longitude : 6.775704

By bus: Line S53 - Les Glières stop
By car: Park in the parking lot near the town hall / tourist office.

Information update on 19/04/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise