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

the tenth stage of hiking

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Wadowice

Basic information about the trail

The trail that connects the Shrine of the Passion of Our Lord and Our Lady Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and the Papal Shrine of Wadowice. The trail goes its way through the beautiful landscape of the Wieliczka Hills and begins at the sanctuary of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and leads to Calvary Hill, where the chapels of the Passion of Christ are located: the Exposition Chapel, the Church of the Crucifixion, the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, the Chapel of the Finding of the Holy Cross and the Chapel of the Anointing. The trail then leads to the summit of Mount Żar (527 m) and passes the ruins of the castle of the Dukes of Oświęcim. After passing Mount Żar, we descend to Łękawica, where the Church of St Joseph is located. From Łękawica we ascend to Jaroszowicka Góra (544 m) and continue along the path across the bridge over the Skawa River and onto the cycle path leading to Wadowice, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and then into the centre of the town, to the birthplace of John Paul II, where Karol Wojtyła was born on 18 May 1920.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Ending point: Wadowice

Distance: 22,2 km

Estimated travel time: 6:47 hours

Difficulty: medium

Altitude: ascent 530 m, descent 666 m

Surface: mainly paved roads.

Critical points: none

Our tip:

Take enough food and drink with you, as there are sections of the trail without the possibility of buying food during the journey.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Castle Svetla nad Sazavou

Castle Světlá nad Sázavou

Castle Svetla nad Sazavou

Museum Světelska

Church of St. Wenceslas

Church of St. Wenceslas

Information centre Světlá nad Sázavou

Peasant Museum Michael's open-air museum

Peasant Museum Michael's open-air museum

Castle Okrouhlice

Castle Okrouhlice

Information centre Havlíčkův Brod

Museum Vysočina, Havlíčkův Brod

Vysočina Museum

Church in Havlíčkův Brod

Dean's Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Staffl´s bastion in Havlíčkův Brod

Staffel's Bastion

Park Future

Park Future

Havlíček Square and town houses

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Castle Svetla nad Sazavou

Castle Světlá


Restaurant and Hotel Barbora

Pension Villa Amenity

Dublin bar

Březinka Mill

Pension Hurikán 63

Pension Starr

Pension Jantar

Hostinec U Palánů

Hotel At the Golden Lion

Pension U Kroupů

Apartment U Truhláře

Pension U Kroupů

Hotel At the Golden Lion

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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: