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

Trails of
Cyril and Methodius Route

Experience | Knowledge | Awareness

Welcome to a route with more than 5,000 km of  hiking trails. A route that blurs a line between a pilgrim and a tourist. Long-distance marked trails connecting the major pilgrimage sites in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Greece and Turkey and lead through the territory where Constantine-Cyril and Methodius probably travelled to Great Moravia in the 9th century.

Trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route

The trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route refer to the cultural roots of the Slavs associated with the arrival of the Thessalonian brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius, in Great Moravia.

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The trails pass through two important pilgrimage sites in Poland, i.e. Czestochowa and Krakow, and brings us to Wisla.

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Czech Republic

The trails leading to Velehrad from five directions, e.g., from Jablunkov, Skalka near Trenčín, Šaštín, Levý Hradec near Prague or from Svatý Kopeček.

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Both trails follow the marked trails of the CM Route in the Czech Republic and thus connect important Cyril and Methodius and Great Moravian centres.

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The trails lead through the typical Austrian countryside, through mountains and lowlands, around the famous lakes.

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The trails could be divided into two parts. The first part leads from the north to Rome and the second part south to Bari.

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The trails start in the port city of Durres and continues east to the state border with Northern Macedonia near Lake Ohrid.

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North Macedonia

The trails start at the state border with Albania and continues around Lake Ohrid further east to the border with Greece.

Greek trails - Thessaloniki

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The trails start at the border with the North Macedonia and continues to Thessaloniki and around the Aegean coast to the border with Turkey.

Turkish trails - Istanbul

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The trails start at the border with Greece and continues along the coast of the Sea of Marmara and ending in Istanbul.

Map of the walking trails
of the Cyril-Methodian Route


With the Cyril and Methodius Route to History

Discover the authentic stories of the Cyril and Methodius Route, which leads through a series of unique places dating back to the early medieval period as well as modern history.


With the Cyril and Methodius Route to Nature

You too can venture into the forests, meadows and groves through which the trail passes. Take a moment to "switch off", clear your head and just walk through the beautiful picturesque landscape. Look forward to lots of scenery that will keep your eyes and mind in awe.

hiking the trail

With the Cyril and Methodius Route for experiences

You will be pleasantly surprised by the power of your steps, which will take you hundreds of kilometres on foot, slowly and consistently, meter by meter. Wandering along the Cyril and Methodius Route is an unforgettable experience.


With the Cyril and Methodius Route for Traditions

You will discover places you may not have visited before, with incredible stories to tell, and you will realise the diversity of the local culture and landscape in which we live. Create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.