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Livek Themed Trail

Theme trail · Julian Alps
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The village of Livek, the place between here and there – between the Slavonic and the Roman, between the Alpine and the Mediterranean area, between the Soča and the Nadiža River Basins. Between Mt. Kolovrat (1243 m) and Mt. Matajur (1642 m) you can find the following villages: Livek, Golobi, Šturmi, Plohi, Piki, Perati, Avsa, Jevšček and Livške Ravne.
easy
Distance 8.6 km
2:52 h
325 m
309 m
952 m
678 m
The name Livek (local pronunciation Liwk; Italian name Luico; Latin name Livischia) defines a funnel-like area. In the ancient past, this area was carved by large riversand glaciers. Along the Livek Themed Trail you can experiencestories about:
  • the intact nature and its creation (lush forests, old trees, herbs, grasses and meadows, domestic and wild animals, traces of glaciers and ancient rivers),
  • 500-year-old history of war and peace (boundary stone in the village of Golobi and on Mt. Kolovrat, remnants of the Isonzo front in the village of Jevšček and on Mt. Kolovrat) and coexistence of the villagers of Livek with the Venetian Slovenians,
  • camps of Erwin Rommel at the Brgolič Homestead,
  • churches (Church of St. Peter in the village of Perati, Church of St. Jacob in the village of Livek),
  • ethnology (Nježna House, water reservoirs, large woven carrying basket, hay barn, local mashed potato dish),
  • myths and legends (Livek Lake, wild women with feet turned backwards),
  • village culture, sports and a hundred-year-old history of skiing in the village of Livek,
  • people with animal or tree surnames.

Author’s recommendation

To visit the Brgolič Homestead or the Nježna House, apply at T: +386 5 3800 490, TIC Kobarid
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Author
David Štulc Zornik
Update: August 05, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
952 m
Lowest point
678 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 3.27%Road 5.57%Unknown 91.15%
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
Road
0.5 km
Unknown
7.9 km
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Rest stops

Turistična kmetija Jelenov breg pod Matajurjem

Start

at the school in Livek (691 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.203075, 13.599713
DMS
46°12'11.1"N 13°35'59.0"E
UTM
33T 391970 5117563
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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer time you can use the bus Hop-ON Hop-OFF KOBARID

Getting there

From the main road Kobarid - Tolmin (102) in the village Idrsko, turn onto road 903 and continue for another 5 km to the village Livek.

Parking

In front of the school on the left, at the monument.

Coordinates

DD
46.203075, 13.599713
DMS
46°12'11.1"N 13°35'59.0"E
UTM
33T 391970 5117563
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochure LIVEK STORY - Themed trail, which can be found in TIC Kobarid.

Author’s map recommendations

  • Planinska zveza Slovenije: Krnsko pogorje, 1:25.000
  • Tabacco: Valli del Natisone [042], 1:25.000

You can also find a map of the theme trail in the brochure LIVEK STORY − Themed Trail

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Equipment

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:52 h
Ascent
325 m
Descent
309 m
Highest point
952 m
Lowest point
678 m
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