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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.21250°N / 13.53417°E

Object Title: Matajur

County: Italy /Slovenia

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Fall

Elevation: 5387 ft / 1642 m


Page By: vili

Created/Edited: Nov 3, 2006 / Nov 8, 2006

Object ID: 240966

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Matajur is part of Julian Prealps in west-south direction to Adriatic see. Mounting was (or still is) a true symbol of Slovenian people, living beyond the present state border. It's a broad, quite powerful mountain, offering a lot to a mountaineering soul: hikes from all sides (also a 1200 m of altitude hike over the rocky and rugged west face), nice ski tours, mountain biking and more...

Getting There

Sunset on Natisone Valley, Matajur and Krn

You can rich this mountain from Soca valley (Slovenian side) or from Italian side (summit is on border of both countries.

When You look for easiest path, You choose Italian side, where is on about 1.300m altitude hut Rif. Pelizzo. When you start in Cividale del Friuli, you choose road Nr. S.S.54 direction San Pietro al Natisone. When you reach Ponte S. Quirino, turn right and follow the signs for Savogna. Drive through Savogna; after a few kilometers turn left towards Montemaggiore and Matajur. The road passes through Masseris.

Cividale_to matajur

Starting point in Slovenia is Kobarid. The best way is from Gorica (south) through Soca valley direction north.
From Kobarid we have two options: over Svino (turn to west - direction border, a few kilometers from Kobarid is then a starting point), or before Kobarid in Idrsko you choose direction Livek. In village Livek we turn right to Avsa (also sign for Matajur).

Red Tape

North_Mangrt and Jalovec

Is no limitation



Rif. Pelizzo /phone ++39 432 714041, e-mail: isadec@libero.it /, open from start of April to November 15th, 25 beds
Rif. Pelizzo

Routes Overview


From Rif. Pelizzo (45 min)
From Montemaggiore (2 h)
From Svino (Kobarid) (4 h)
From Livek (2,5 h)

Oter Information

Summit southern view from Matajur

On top of hill is a chapel. Sorry I haven't Information about this chapel yet, but I believe it will be more in short time.


Krn from LivekSummit southern view from MatajurMatajurKobaridSunset on Natisone Valley, Matajur and KrnWinter scenery on MatajurMatajur panorama
MatajurView on Southern Julian AlpsCividale_to matajurThe E slopes of MatajurSouthern View from Krn topMatajur from the ridge of StolPanoramic view from Matajur
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