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

The fifth stage of hiking

Uherské Hradiště - Velehrad

Basic information about the trail

From the two historical centres of Great Moravia, Uherské Hradiště and Staré Město, we continue along the Pilgrimage Trail of the Rosary past the archaeological site of Modrá to the important pilgrimage site of the Czech Republic – Velehrad.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Uherské Hradiště

Ending point: Velehrad

Distance: 7,9 km

Estimated travel time: 2:10 hours

Difficulty: light

Altitude: ascent 63 m, descent 34 m

Surface: paved asphalt road, forest and field paths at the end of the stage

Critical points: none

Our tip:

We recommend visiting the newly built Cyril and Methodius Centre in the Staré Město.
If you want to visit the pilgrimage area of Velehrad and Modra, where the Archaeological Open-Air Museum, the Living Water, the Centre of Slovak Traditions, etc. are located, you should set aside a whole day for that.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel

Church of the Holy Spirit

Memorial of Great Moravia

Event centrum Staré Město

Archaeological site Špitálky

Bunč - Velehrad

Church of St. John the Baptist

Bunč - Velehrad

Living Water Exposition

Bunč - Velehrad

The Centre of Moravian Slovakia Traditions

Bunč - Velehrad

Archaeological Open-air museum Modrá

Bunč - Velehrad

Velehrad - an important pilgrimage site

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Hotel Skanzen

Hunting pub

Šenkovna at the open-air museum

VEGA centrum

Pilgrimage House Stojanov

Camp Velehrad

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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: