Mary’s Pilgrimage Route is a part of the international cultural pilgrimage route of the same name leading from Częstochowa in Poland through Levoča in Slovakia to Mariazell in Austria, and then through Graz to Slovenia, continuing to Croatia. The 409 km long route in Slovenia and 393 km in Croatia is intended for pilgrims, hikers, and all who like nature and cultural heritage and want to experience yet undiscovered, interesting places.
Three stages of the first version of this route, running from Trate on the Slovene-Austrian border to Bistrica ob Sotli, go through our region. A detailed description of the route and its three stages can be found in the enclosed files.
The route is managed by Kozjanski park.
The 7th stage: Šmarje pri Jelšah–Završe pri Grobelnem–Botričnica–Šentjur
Length: 16 km
Framework walking time: 4 hours 30 min
The 8th stage: Šentjur-Rifnik-(Slivnica pri Celju)-Kalobje-Dobje-Planina pri Sevnici
Length: 18 km (27 km)
Framework walking time: 4 hours 45 min (7 hours 45 min)
The 9th stage: Planina pri Sevnici–Zagorje–Kozje–Podsreda
Length: 24 km
Framework walking time: 7 hours