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Exploring Kobarid on foot

MaroWays durata 5 days/4 nights
MaroWays lunghezza 47 km in 3 days
MaroWays difficoltà medium/hard

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Cozy Kobarid is the most iconic town in the entire Soča Valley. White houses and terracotta roofs give it an almost Mediterranean feel with alleys and courtyards filled with pots of flowers in summer. All around tower 2000m-high Alpine peaks from which marvelous views range from the Dolomites to the Alps to the Adriatic. These heights were the scene of the greatest mountain battles in history, the evidence of which is collected in the town’s not-to-be-missed museum. In addition to the considerable historical interest, there are many natural and cultural attractions that the Kobarid area offers the visitor. The Soča, the most beautiful river in Europe, frames magnificent hikes leading to waterfalls, alpine valleys, and ancient pastures where the art of dairy farming still follows ancient traditions. At the end of the day, the trattorias and small restaurants still know how to give the flavors of yesteryear including the štruklji that all Kobarid grandmothers know how to prepare for dessert.

MaroWays Soca valley with hiking trails near Kobarid
MaroWays Panorama on the Soca river

Slow down and enjoy

Experience Slovenia, not just visit it! Discover this amazing country at a slow pace, from another angle, the local one, made up of small daily rituals and places hidden from tourists. In Kobarid pleasant day trips will take you into the green valleys at the foot of the mighty Krn Mountain, inside the enchanted forests of Mount Matajur, along the most picturesque and wildest course of the Soča River, at the foot of one of the country’s most impressive waterfalls. A short but intense trip to stop for a while and really discover the area.

Route and details

MaroWays ritrovoStarting point Kobarid
MaroWays ritrovoFinish location Kobarid
Duration 5 days/4 nights
Distance 47 km in 3 days
Difficulty medium/hard / self-assessment hiking form
Availability from April to October with departures every day

Self-guided program

Day 1

Meals and accommodation

Accommodation hotel/pension/B&B min 3*

Highlights of the day

MaroWays The Kobarid museum
Arrival in Kobarid

Arrive in Kobarid and settle into your accommodation. You can immediately immerse yourself in the timeless atmosphere of this town immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in his famous novel Farewell to Arms. You would not be surprised to see the famous writer turn the corner, so little seems to have changed since then!
There are many things to do and see in and around the town center. You can visit the fine museum devoted entirely to the Isonzo Front and the famous ‘Battle of Kobarid.’ The museum has received Slovenia’s highest museum award and the Council of Europe’s museum prize. A 10-minute walk will take you to the Italian ossuary, completed in 1938, from which there is an excellent view of the Kobarid valley. Ethnologically interesting, on the other hand, is a visit to the Planika dairy, where a permanent exhibition will introduce you to the heritage of the mountain pastures of the Upper Soča Valley.

Day 2

Meals and accommodation

Meals included breakfast
Accommodation hotel/pension/B&B min 3*

Daily hiking information

Distance 13,9 km
Elevation + 480 m; - 480 m
Walking hours 4:00 h (stops excluded)
Difficulty medium

Highlights of the day

MaroWays The Dreznica valley
Hike the beautiful valley of Drežniški kot

This pleasant hike departing from Kobarid will have you explore the beautiful Drežnica basin that opens high above the Soča Valley at the foot of mighty Mount Krn (2245m). Surrounded by a crown of mountains and hills in this valley are scattered five hamlets: Drežnica, Koseč, Jezerca, Magozd and Drežniške Ravne. The scenery is spectacular with sunny slopes, pastures and meadows embracing villages and churches against the backdrop of high mountains. The route initially visits Kozjak waterfall (entrance fee), one of Slovenia’s most beautiful waterfalls hidden by high, dark walls that sunlight can transform into an enchanting fairy cave. The route then climbs on a comfortable trail to the pretty alpine hamlet of Magozd and then continues to the larger village of Drežnica. Returning to Kobarid, the forest trail winds above the gorge of the Ročica River.

NOTE: there is a reastaurant in the village of Drežnica, open only on Sundays and holidays.

Day 3

Meals and accommodation

Meals included breakfast
Accommodation hotel/pension/B&B min 3*

Daily hiking information

Distance 12,4 km
Elevation + 844 m; - 844 m
Walking hours 5:00 h (stops excluded)
Difficulty hard

Highlights of the day

MaroWays Mount Matajur near Kobarid
Excursion to Mount Matajur (1.641m)

After breakfast by private transfer you will reach the village of Avsa where the hike to Mount Matajur begins. You will walk on a well-marked trail first through an enchanted beech forest strewn with boulders shrouded in lush green moss. In an almost mystical silence you will then reach the open spaces of the wide ridge now bordering Slovenia and Italy. From the summit you will enjoy a simply fantastic panorama, especially on a clear day, with views ranging from the Dolomites to the Alps, from the Friulian plain to the Adriatic Sea. For the return journey you will descend to Avsa from the north side until you rejoin the trail you took on the outward journey, which will take you through the enchanted forest to the starting point of the trek. Here you will take the transfer back to Kobarid.

NOTE: The Dom na Matajure refuge (1,545m), 10min. from the summit, is open only on Sundays.
NOTE: The ascent to the mount does not present any particular technical difficulties due to the shallow slope of the flanks.

Day 4

Meals and accommodation

Meals included breakfast
Accommodation hotel/pension/B&B min 3*

Daily hiking information

Distance 21,3 km
Elevation + 412 m; - 196 m
Walking hours 6:00 h (stops excluded)
Difficulty hard

Highlights of the day

MaroWays Hiking trail along the soca river near Kobarid
The Soča Trail

Today’s ‘excursion winds almost entirely along the Soča, Europe’s most beautiful river famous for its emerald color. You’ll follow it almost all day on the stretch where its waterway becomes more picturesque and wild, a true paradise for canoeists and rafters. The scenic trail, part of the long-distance Juliana Trail circuit, begins soon after Kobarid along the left bank of the river. Here the valley narrows, squeezed between the steep slopes of Polovnik on one side and Stol on the other. Arriving in Trnovo, the trail widens into a cart track that you will follow to Log Čezsoški and then to a cozy side road that will lead you through the village of Čezsoča to Bovec. Splendid in this section are the views of the mighty Boka waterfall and the peaks of the Kanin mountain range. From Bovec you can return to Kobarid by using the regular bus or, upon request, by private transfer. You can also shorten the route by taking the bus in Trnovo ob Soči or at Hotel Boka just beyond the village of Log Čezsoški.

NOTE: In low season, it is preferable to travel the route in reverse starting from Bovec as return bus connections are infrequent (for bus connections between the two locations see

Day 5

Meals and accommodation

Meals included breakfast

Highlights of the day

MaroWays Kayak on the Soca river
Goodbye Kobarid

After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and our tour package will come to an end. You will have the whole day to devote some more time to Kobarid and the beautiful Soča Valley, perhaps to visit the museums you were unable to see in the previous days. If you are in the mood for adventure, you can instead try your hand at water activities such as kayaking or rafting, while, if you still want to walk, there will certainly be no shortage of new opportunities for other exciting excursions. From Kobarid you can then continue your journey to Slovenia or return home: frequent bus lines connect Kobarid with the city of Nova Gorica, which is well served by trains and bus lines to all the country’s main destinations.

What we love about this tour

Refreshing body and soul in the emerald waters of Soča river

The constant interaction of history and nature

Straddling two nations

Feeling small at the foot of the mighty Mount Krn

Losing yourself among the black and white photos in the Kobarid Museum

MaroWays prezzi tour

Price per person


MaroWays partecipanti tour

Group size

Minimum 2

Price includes

Accommodation in double room; scheduled meals (4 breakfasts); GPX files for all the stages; transfer go and back from Kobarid to Avsa on day 3; helpline during the tour.

Price excludes

Travel to/from Kobarid; meals not mentioned above; medical insurance; tourist taxes to be paid directly on site; tips, expenses and personal extras; anything not expressly mentioned above.


→ During peak season, prices may be subject to changes due to availability at the time of booking. Any changes will be communicated at the time of the request.
→ Solo traveller: ask information


Transfer to/from Kobarid on request


Important information

→ An adequate physical condition is required to support 4,5 – 6 walking hours per day with sure footing; only recommended for children aged 12 and over.
→ Please disclose any food intolerances at the time of booking.

What to bring

Backpack with rain cover; good hiking boots; water; sunscreen; anti-tick repellent; appropriate clothing (sun hat, cagoule, waterproof jacket, etc.), swimwear; camera.


This tour is not suitable for those with reduced mobility.


30% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking. The balance is due 30 days before departure. In the case of a reservation being made within 30 days of the departure date, payment of the full amount is required. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card.

Cancellation policy

In the case of cancellation by the client, the following fees will be applied:
→ 59 to 30 days prior to departure: 10% of the cost of the trip to cover the management costs
→ 29 to 15 days prior to departure: 50 % of the cost of the trip
→ 14 to 7 days prior to departure: 75 % of the cost of the trip
→ less than 6 days prior to departure: 100% of the cost of the trip

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