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

the first stage of hiking

Hodonín - Holíč

Basic information about the trail

The trail starts in Hodonín as a transit point with good train and bus connections. From there we continue to important Great Moravian sites such as the Slavic fortress in Mikulčice or the oldest preserved Great Moravian Church of St. Margaret of Antioch in Kopčany. We will end our journey in Holíč, where the main landmark is the chateau, originally the Holíč castle from the 13th century.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Hodonín

Ending point: Holíč (SK)

Distance: 15,5 km

Estimated travel time: 3:56 hours

Difficulty: light

Altitude: ascent 15 m, descent 5 m

Surface: paved asphalt road, forest and field paths

Critical points: none

Our tip:

Set aside enough time to visit the Slavic fortress in Mikulčice and the Great Moravian Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch in Kopčany. It is worth it!

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Information centre of Hodonín

Regional Centre Hodonín

Slavic hillfort in Mikulčice

Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch

The Holíč Chateau

Information office Holíč

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Accommodation in Hodonin

Air Hotel

Hotel San

Pension and restaurant Harmony

Pension at Barborka

Accommodation in Holíč

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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: