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Refugio Frey

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Type: Hiking Trails
Description: Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We did the trekking up to the Refugio Frey, but we didn't stay at the Refugio. It was a beautiful trekking, with nice views from Lago Gutierrez. The difficulty increases along the path, but it's nice.

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Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A great location just like all the refugios but a real haven for rock climbers which meant wall to wall people and, in our case, anyway, a lot of music and noise late into the night. Maybe not always like that. Guys running the place were helpful and made some great food.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I didn't stay at the Refugio, but I hiked up to it. It was a nice hike, about three to four hours long, and it is worth seeing the Refugio at the end. Every turn was different, and it stayed interesting. It's a little rough at the end but not that bad. I highly suggest that trail.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

You can do this hike in one day (~8-10 hours) but it is an incredible time staying at the Refugio--getting to know locals, the cooks and soaking in the environment. You can stay in a tent or in the dorms. Food is cheap, 90AR$ for a wonderful pizza, wine for 70AR$ a bottle, and hot chocolate for 40$AR. The bathrooms... More

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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Mainly people are staying for a night at this refugio. But you can easily do it as a day hike. You should take a bus to Villa Catedral (pay in cash, 10 ARS). Trek is well marked, with some easy ascending/descending in a first part (1h). After some point trek splits for two branches: up to Frey and down to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

For those looking for a more technical hike I would recommend to reach the Refugio by doing the hike which takes you by the ride ("Frey por el Filo"). Can be done in a full day (22km as a steady pace took us 6 hours), although most people take 8 and take it easy. It is challenging and fun, can... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great day - catch the bus for only 10 pesos from Bariloche to Cerro Catedral and start walking - the trailhead is close to the bus stop and well marked. The walk itself is relatively easy with fantastic views of Lago Gutierrez on the first part. Towards the top the walk gets a tad harder but the... More

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Freeport, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The highlight of our trip to Bariloche was this hike to one of the most beautiful spots on our planet. We took the bus to Cerra Catedral ($10.00 peso per person per leg...cash only) and with a bit of looking found the trail head. (Head left at the parking lot until you find a wood carved hiker / trail head)... More

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