Section: Trnava – Bratislava


Section description

The last section of the Slovak Camino starts in Trnava, Slovakia’s Rome, and passes through Budmerice, Červený Kameň Castle, Pezinok and Svätý Jur before crossing the Little Carpathians to arrive in Marianka, the oldest pilgrimage site in Slovakia. The way from Marianka leads along pretty forests trails and Bratislava’s Horský Park and Calvaria church before ending at the ruins of the chapel of St. James in downtown Bratislava.

Stages in section

This stage is not very demanding. The first part goes mainly through field roads but the last part copies the Gidra stream amid a dense stripe of trees that will provide you with shade and protection.
This stage is moderately demanding. Field and forest paths alternate with asphalt roads. Be prepared to climb two short but rather steep ascents.
This stage is less demanding than the previous one. Up to Svätý Jur you will be walking amid placid vineyards. Then you will need to cross to the other side of the Little Carpathians along pleasant forest paths to get to Marianka.
This final stage of the Slovak Camino is rather short and undemanding. After just a couple of hours in the forest, you will find yourself in the Slovak capital. Make sure you stop at the Calvaria church and learn about its convoluted history before descending to the city centre.