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

the sixteenth stage of hiking

Vranov near Brno - Křtiny

Basic information about the trail

The trail connects two unique pilgrimage sites in South Moravia: Vranov u Brna and Křtiny and leads us past the famous caves of the Moravian Karst: Jáchymka, Bull Rock, Church, Tooth of Time.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Vranov near Brno

Ending point: Křtiny

Distance: 15,6 km

Estimated travel time: 5:02 hours

Difficulty: medium

Altitude: ascent 372 m, descent 420 m

Surface: mainly forest roads, paved roads

Critical points: In front of the portal of the cave Býčí skála and further on the part of the blue-marked tourist path from the cave of the Bull Rock through the cave of the Church to the road towards Křtiny, this part of the trail is closed in the period from March to June due to the nesting of the peregrine falcon. This section has to be passed by the road.

Our tip:

From Adamov, from the signpost Adamov – nám., follow the blue hiking trail along Plotní Street. After 500 m you will approach the crossroads. Before this junction there is a turn to the right where there are garages. So turn towards the garages, walk to the end where behind the garages there is a beaten forest path along the Křtinský brook. Even if you miss the signpost Josefovské údolí – rozc., you will safely follow the blue tourist sign after 500 m, which will lead you to the signpost Stará Hut’ u Adamova.

Take enough food and drink with you, as there are sections of the trail without the possibility of buying food during the journey.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Pauline Monastery

Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Church of St. Barbara

Spring of the Light of the Mother of God

The Old Ironworks near Adamov

Jáchymka Cave

Bull Rock

Church Cave

Church of the Virgin Mary

Křtiny Castle

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Spiritual Centre Vranov u Brna

Pension and restaurant in Grunta

Hotel Pod Horkou

Restaurant Castle

Pension At the Stone Wheel

EVC Švýcárna

Křtiny Castle

Pension at the Fausts

Pension Old Brewery

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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: