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

the second stage of hiking

Holíč - Skalica

Basic information about the trail

The route starts in the former summer residence of the Habsburg family, where there is a Baroque castle with fortifications, and heads to the royal town of Skalica with a rich history dating back to the early Stone Age.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Holíč (SK)

Ending point: Skalica (SK)

Distance: 12,1 km

Estimated travel time: 3:19 hours

Difficulty: light

Altitude: ascent 115 m, descent 111 m

Surface: paved walking and cycling path, paved road, dirt road

Critical points: a busy road is crossed behind the village of Trnovac. It is necessary to be very cautious.

Our tip:

We recommend taking advantage of the short distance of the trail to give you enough time to explore both cities, which offer plenty of attractions to visit. You won’t regret it.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Information office Holíč

The Holíč Chateau

Evangelical tolerance church

Orthodox Church

Lookout tower on the ridge

Windmill in Holíč

Trails in Czechia

Rotunda of St. George

Jesuit church

House of Culture

Záhorie Museum Skalica

Tourist Information Office

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Information office Holíč

Tourist Information Office

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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: