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Refugio Frey

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome hike, beautiful location, wonderful refugio, top notch climbing, and great camping! I can't wait to go to the Frey again! The last 30-45 minutes of the hike to Frey are a bit difficult, but totally worth it. It is exciting to see the refugio from the distance and then cross the creek and get to the refugio surrounded by... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We hiked to Refugio Frey and back in a day starting from Catedral. The bus is easy, one where you can pay on the bus rather than needing a rechargeable card. At the village signs are not obvious but head out to the left and you will soon find signs and tracks. The trek itself was one of my favourites... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The walk here was difficult. But this is coming from someone who expected it to be easy. My partner in crime described it as easy as she had been expecting it to be difficult! Expect a healthy distance with a gradually increasing incline for the latter part. The end of the walk was quite steep and wet as we were... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The journey is just as great as the destination in this case. It's a fairly tough hike but the ascent is pretty gradual and the views are spectacular. The Refugio itself is pretty cool and the staff is nice. You can order food and buy beer there as a reward for your hike up. Highly recommended if you're in Bariloche.

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Cusco Region, Peru
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a great time doing this trek. Can be quite tough if done in the sun. Take plenty of cream. And some water, food is recommended.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Well worth the climb. Best in summer. Icy in winter. The lake provides all electricity, and the bunk beds are cozy. An adventurers paradise.

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israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Owners are nice and helpful, the area is beautiful, and the lake besides the hut makes for a wonderful view. A very recommended place to visit if you are around, even for a day trip.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We didn't make it all the way to the Refugio Frey walking up from the base of Cerro Cathedral but even going half way there were beautiful views of lakes and mountains. The trail was well maintained and of easy to moderate difficulty. We were fortunate to go on a beautiful sunny day in April, not too warm or too... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are looking for a confortable resort this isn't your option. By the way if you are looking for a really mountain experience, here you will find everything. Awesome landscapes, amazing sky at night, great experience!

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Trento, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We hiked to the Refugio Frey with some friends, stayed the night and came back on the next morning. We had a wonderful time! The trails are well-signalized and maintained. We could enjoy the nature and the sport feeling safe all the time. I got cholera a couple of days after the hike, and suspect it could have been the... More 

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