The Way of the Cross Hike
This is a very comfortable and spiritual hike at the southern end of the Michiru range. It has both a very well groomed trail (with the stations of the cross), a double-track and a good trail. The entire loop takes around two hours, covers 5.10km, gains 278m elevation and combines a forest trail hike, a plateau track hike, culminates at the summit cement cross and then descends on the well groomed (stone path with the stations of the cross) back to the starting point.
Way of the Cross Hike Trailhead
The starting point is in the Chilomani township near the Zambizi church. Once near the church you will see large yellow signs that indicate “Way of the Cross” in yellow. Follow them up a narrow dirt road (with two stone tracks) until a sharp left then right turn onto a dirt road (garbage dump at the junction). This dirt road leads up to a Forestry Office and parking area. Next to the office two trails are clearly sign posted. The right is the Way of the Cross and the left is the “Way of the Rosary”. The first leads up to the cross monument and the left loops up and then west back down to the Chilomani township.
The Story of the Way of the Cross begins in old Yugoslavia, Europe and is the world’s 2nd KRIZEVAC (Croatian for Cross Mountain). Guided Tours Available in English or Chichewa. The 15 bronze plaque stations of the Cross direct you up the mountain, and takes you on a surreal journey, of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Even if you’re not particularly religious it’s difficult not to feel touched by his journey.