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

the ninth stage of hiking

Rajnochovice - Hostýn

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Basic information about the trail

A very popular but physically challenging tourist trail among Rajnochovice and Svatý Hostýn with an ascent to Kelčský Javorník with a lookout tower and the important Marian pilgrimage site of Svatý Hostýn. The starting point of the stage is the pilgrimage church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and St. Anne in Rajnochovice. The trail passes through the village of Rajnochovice and crosses the Hostýn Hills Nature Park. The last part of the trail leads to the pilgrimage site of Svatý Hostýn, which is the finishing point of the stage.

What's ahead of us?

Our tip:

Make sure you have plenty of food and drink for this stage, as there is no restaurant on the trail where you can refresh yourself, except at Svatý Hostýn.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Church of St. Anna

Rajnochovice - Svatý Hostýn

Rajnochovice Forest Railway

Lookout tower Kelčský Javorník

Poutní místo Svatý Hostýn

Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Jurkovič's Way of the Cross

Lookout tower, Svatý Hostýn

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Pilgrim Houses

Restaurant Pilgrim House No. 2

Restaurant Pilgrim House No. 3

Pension Ovčárna

Refreshment room and hermitage Maruška


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: