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Refugio Frey

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Address: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Description: Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.

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amazing views

nice walk from the parking lot at cerro catedral. once you are at the refugio, you see great mountains and I loved that lake up there...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Grossgmain, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

nice walk from the parking lot at cerro catedral. once you are at the refugio, you see great mountains and I loved that lake up there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Refugio Frey was a welcome resting spot after hiking in from the ski resort. And what breath I had left after reaching the refugio was immediately taken with the view of Laguna Tanchuk and the surrounding mountains! The refugio itself is a great place to stay for the night should you need it, with bathrooms, fresh drinking water, kitchen, campsites,... More 

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Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We spent one night at Refugio Frey as part of a 3-day hike in the Nahuel Huapi National Park and we loved this place. The hike up to the Refugio was nice and you can stop on your way along a river for lunch. The views during the hike up are beautiful. When you finally arrive at Refugio Frey, it... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's a 10km trekking ride from the bottom of Cerro Catedral. I'll take you near 150 minutes to get to the top. You'll find the most impressive views of Bariloche. The last part is a little hard but not impossible. Refugio Frey is pretty cool and the staff is really nice.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

A word of warning upfront, don't be spooked by other's words of caution. We're 50, reasonably fit, have never walked up a mountain before and loved it. Yes, we ended tired but not beyond having enjoyed it. All these comments about scrambling are an exaggeration that nearly spooked us out of doing it. You scramble for about 1 per cent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A very beautiful hike just 30 min outside of Bariloche with the bus. Took me and my friend a bit under 3 hours to get to the top. Very good for a one day hike. You dont' have to get up early at all. We spent two hours at the top, just walking around, relaxing and enjoying the scenary. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

An easy hike to the refugio. the bus drops you right at the start of the hike (bottom of ski field). the hike there is nice and relaxing, with the last hour a good uphill hike. The refugio is nice, and there is good camping. lots of climbers climbing various rocks - which is fun to watch. get up early... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We're complete city kids with no hiking experience. This hike took 7 hours and was amazing. We saw mountains, the lakes, waterfalls, wood peckers and the beautiful frey. Best activity in bariloche and it was free. Don't waste your time with the boring 7 lakes tour by bus. Challenge yourself and to feel the sense of accomplishment.

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There are a few options you can do this hike to avoid having to do the out and back the same way. The best but most expensive is to take the chairlift to the top and walk across the ridge and then back down either to lago guterriez or back to cerro catedral via an alternative path. The ridge walk... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The best way to do this hike is to hike the loop from the top of Cerro Catedral, riding the ski chair lifts, then hike the ridge south to the pass, dropping into the valley where Frey is located. This ridge is rough hiking with significant rock scrambling for the first several miles. Route-finding is relatively easy by way of... More 

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