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

the thirteenth stage of hiking

Napajedla - Velehrad

Basic information about the trail

The last stage takes us through numerous climbs. We can look forward to beautiful views of the surrounding area all the more. It’s worth climbing the hills. Our hiking will lead us along the edge of the Chřiby Mountains, where we will experience the history of Great Moravia.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Napajedla

Ending point: Velehrad

Distance: 23,3 km

Estimated travel time: 7:25 hours

Difficulty: high

Altitude: ascent 725 m, descent 704 m

Surface: paved asphalt road, forest and field paths

Critical points: none

Our tip:

If you are planning a tour of the whole area of Open-air Archaeological Museum Modrá and the Velehrad pilgrimage site, book an extra day because it is really worth it.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

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

Centre of Slovak Traditions

Open-air Museum Modrá

Bunč - Velehrad

Velehrad - an important pilgrimage site

Velehrad Tourist Centre

Velehrad Information Centre

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Ranch Rovná

Restaurant U Lenky

Hunting pub

Hotel Skanzen

Šenkovna by the open-air museum

VEGA centrum

Pilgrim Home Stojanov

Hotel and Restaurant Mlýn

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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: