Star-shaped hiking to Velehrad
Cyril and Methodius Route in Czechia
Welcome to a route with 928,5 km of marked and well-maintained hiking trails. A route that blurs a line between a pilgrim and a tourist. Long-distance marked trails connecting the major pilgrimage sites in Moravia and Bohemia have emerged for individuals and groups of tourists, in cooperation with the Czech Hiking Club. The trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route refer to the cultural roots of the Slavs connected with the arrival of the Thessalonian brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius, in Great Moravia. On the signposts of the Czech Hiking Club you can find dark blue stickers with the white symbol of the Cyril and Methodius Route.
The trails leading to Velehrad from five directions are marked, e.g., from Jablunkov via Pustevny in the Beskydy Mountains, from Skalka near Trenčín in Slovakia via Uherské Hradiště, or from Šaštín via the Great Moravian sites of Kopčany and Mikulčice. It is also possible to walk from Levý Hradec near Prague via Sázava and Křtiny or from Svatý
Kopeček via Olomouc and Kroměříž.
What's ahead of us?
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.
SKALKA U TRENČÍNA - ŽÍTKOVÁ
ŽÍTKOVÁ - BOJKOVICE
BOJKOVICE - MARŠOV
MARŠOV - UHERSKÉ HRADIŠTĚ
UHERSKÉ HRADIŠTĚ- VELEHRAD
HODONÍN - HOLÍČ
HOLÍČ - SKALICA
SKALICA - STRÁŽNICE
STRÁŽNICE - VRACOV
VRACOV - OSVĚTIMANY
OSVĚTIMANY - VELEHRAD
LEVÝ HRADEC - PRAŽSKÝ HRAD
PRAŽSKÝ HRAD - PRŮHONICE
PRŮHONICE - PYŠELY
PYŠELY - SÁZAVA
SÁZAVA - ČESKÝ STERNBERK
ČESKÝ ŠTERNBERK - ZRUČ N. SÁZAVOU
ZRUČ N. SÁZAVOU - LEDEČ N. SÁZAVOU
LEDEČ N. SÁZAVOU - SVĚTLÁ N. SÁZAVOU
SVĚTLÁ N. SÁZAVOU - HALÍČKŮV BROD
HAVLÍČKŮV BROD - PŘIBYSLAV
PŘIBYSLAV - ŽĎÁR NAD SÁZAVOU
ŽĎÁR NAD SÁZAVOU - NOVÉ MĚSTO NA MORAVĚ
NOVÉ MĚSTO NA MORAVĚ - BYSTŘICE NAD PERNŠTEJNEM
BYSTŘICE NAD PERNŠTEJNEM - TIŠNOV
TIŠNOV - VRANOV U BRNA
VRANOV U BRNA - KŘTINY
KŘTINY - ROUSÍNOV
ROUSÍNOV - BUČOVICE
BUČOVICE - BUKOVANY
BUKOVANY - VELEHRAD
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: