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

SLOVAKIA

Trails of Cyril and Methodius Route in Slovakia

Embark on a captivating journey through Slovakia along the Cyril and Methodius Route, where signposted trails guide you through the heart of Great Moravia’s 9th-century history. Starting from Bratislava and winding through Nitra, Trenčín, Kopčany, Bojná, Smolenice, and Branč, these trails offer a unique glimpse into the past. As you hike, keep an eye out for the dark blue stickers with the white symbol of the Cyril and Methodius Route on the signposts of the Slovak Hiking Club. These markers not only highlight your path but also connect seamlessly with the marked trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route in the Czech Republic, creating a continuous and enriching journey through significant historical sites. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply love exploring new places, this route promises an unforgettable adventure through some of Slovakia’s most important cultural and historical landmarks.

What's ahead of us?

Our tip:

Take plenty of food and drink with you, as there are sections of the trail with no food available for purchase during the hike. 

Which way are we hiking?

Recommended distribution of one-day stages including accommodation at the end destinations.

Bratislava - Hodonín (CZ)

Trails in Slovakia

STAGE 8:
Podbranč - Lopašov

Trails in Slovakia

STAGE 9:
Lopašov - Skalica

Trails in Czechia

STAGE 10:
Skalica - Holíč

Nitra - Žítková (CZ)

Trails in Slovakia

STAGE 1:
Nitra - Jelenec

STAGE 2:
Jelenec - Solčany

Trails in Slovakia

STAGE 3:
Solčany - Bojná

STAGE 4:
Bojná - Inovecká chata

STAGE 5:
Inovecká chata - Skalka u Trenčína

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: