Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

ALBANIA

Durrës - Udënisht

Cyril and Methodius Route in Albania

Through mountains and valleys, along riverbeds, past lakes and seaside, villages and cities, the ancient Via Egnatia route goes 1000 km eastward to Istanbul. Parts of the old road have survived and are still there to enjoy for the observant hiker. Making use of the former Roman stations, this is a journey into history that will change your views on Europe. Via Egnatia stands for the cultural connection between East and West. Walking here offers a special insight into the amalgam of cultures that have become the Balkans.

The trail starts in the port city of Durres and continues east to the state border with Northern Macedonia near Lake Ohrid.

What's ahead of us?

Our tip:

Take plenty of food and drink with you, as there are sections of the trail with no food available for purchase during the hike. 

Which way are we hiking?

Recommended distribution of one-day stages including accommodation at the end destinations.

Durrës - Udënisht

STAGE 1:
Durrës - Peqin

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STAGE 2:
Peqin - Elbasan

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STAGE 3:
Elbasan - Qukës

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STAGE 4:
Qukës - Udënisht

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STAGE 7:
Castelmonte - Cormons

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STAGE 8:
Cormons - Aiello

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STAGE 9:
Aiello - Aquileia

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STAGE 10:
Aquileia - Precenicco

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STAGE 11:
Precenicco - Concordia Sagittaria

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STAGE 12:
Concordia Sagittaria - Torre di Mosto

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STAGE 13:
Torre di Mosto - San Dona di Piave

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STAGE 14:
San Dona di Piave - Quarto d´Altino

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STAGE 15:
Quarto d´Altino - Mestre

Rome - Bari

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STAGE 1:
Rome (San Clemente) - Castel Gandolfo

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STAGE 2:
Castel Gandolfo - Velletri

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STAGE 3:
Velletri - Cori

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STAGE 4:
Cori - Sermoneta

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STAGE 5:
Sermoneta - Priverno

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STAGE 6:
Priverno - Terracina

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STAGE 7:
Terracina - Fondi

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STAGE 8:
Fondi - Formia

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STAGE 9:
Formia - Minturno

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STAGE 10:
Minturno - Carinola

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STAGE 11:
Carinola - Capua

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STAGE 12:
Capua - Maddaloni

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STAGE 13:
Maddaloni - Montesarchio

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STAGE 14:
Montesarchio - Benevento

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STAGE 15:
Benevento - Buonalbergo

Why walk the trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route?

The long-distance trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route invite you to pilgrimage sites and archaeological sites that have contributed significantly to the development of Slavic culture. They are signposted in both directions and encourage wandering without borders, not only state borders.

What can be obtained?

Perhaps everyone likes to bring back something from hiking, be it various tourist and souvenir items. If you will be hiking the Cyril and Methodius Route, we have prepared the following printed materials to motivate you to hike the trail: