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

the eighth stage of hiking

Bunč - Velehrad

Basic information about the trail

A nice trail through the forest from Bunč through Jankovice, Modra to Velehrad. It leads through the King’s Table, past the lookout tower and the Archaeological Open-air Museum Modrá and ends at the pilgrimage site of Velehrad.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Bunč

Ending point: Velehrad

Distance: 13,2 km

Estimated travel time: 3:48 hours

Difficulty: medium

Altitude: ascent 109 m, descent 377 m

Surface: paved asphalt road, forest and field paths

Critical points: none

Our tip:

We recommend that you take sufficient water and food with you for the entire hike. Trekking shoes with a firm sole are ideal for walking through forest and field paths.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Bunc - Velehrad

Lookout tower Brdo

Bunč - Velehrad

the Jeřabčina rock

Bunč - Velehrad

The Komínky natural monument

Bunč - Velehrad

King's Table

Bunč - Velehrad

Lookout tower Modrá

Bunč - Velehrad

Church of St. John the Baptist

Bunč - Velehrad

Living Water Exposition

Bunč - Velehrad

The Centre of Moravian Slovakia Traditions

Bunč - Velehrad

Archaeological Open-air museum Modrá

Bunč - Velehrad

Velehrad - an important pilgrimage site

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Ranch Rovná

Hospitality U Lenky

Hunting pub

Hotel Skanzen

Šenkovna at the open-air museum

VEGA centrum

Pilgrimage House Stojanov

Camp Velehrad

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How to get from Velehrad?

The only way to get from Velehrad is by bus, preferably to Staré Město or Uherské Hradiště, from where you can change to long-distance train and bus connections. On weekdays, the last bus from Velehrad to Staré Město or Uherské Hradiště leaves at 20.59. On weekends, the last bus leaves at 18.22.


Photos from hiking.

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: