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

the twelfth stage of hiking

Žďár nad Sázavou - Nové Město na Moravě

Basic information about the trail

There are interesting historical towns with many monuments at the beginning and at the end of the itinerary. In Žďár nad Sázavou, we must mention the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk on Zelená hora – a UNESCO monument. The trail leads through beautiful nature, where we will enjoy the Highlands in a truly rich way with everything it has to offer! We will end the itinerary right at the picturesque and well-equipped in every respect Vratislav Square in Nové Město na Moravě.

What's ahead of us?

Starting point: Žďár nad Sázavou

Ending point: Nové Město na Moravě

Distance: 14,3 km

Estimated travel time: 4:11 hours

Difficulty: light

Altitude: ascent 242 m, descent 212 m

Surface: mainly paved roads, dirt and forest roads.

Critical points: The trail follows mainly the cycle path as well as along a busy road. It is necessary to be cautious on these sections.

Our tip:

Take at least one full day to visit the sights in Žďár nad Sázavou.

What can be seen?

Archaeological, pilgrimage, technical and natural monuments.

Zámek Žďár nad Sázavou

Tourist Information Centre Žďár nad Sázavou Castle

Zelená hora, Žďár nad Sázavou - UNESCO

The Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk at Zelená hora - UNESCO

Castle Žďár nad Sázavou

Bazilika Žďár nad Sázavou

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Hřbitov Ždár nad Sázavou

Lower cemetery Žďár nad Sázavou

Kostel sv. Kunhuty v Novém Městě na Moravě

Church of St. Kunhuta

Zámek v Novém Městě na Moravě

Castle Nové Město na Moravě

Horacké muzeum v Novém Městě na Moravě

Horácké Museum

Nové Město na Moravě

Cultural Facilities of Nové Město - Information Centre

Where to eat and sleep?

Restaurants and accommodation along the trail.

Hotel Ski


Vila Betula

Pension U Pasáčka

Apartments at the Mill

Pension Romantika


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: