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

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Our first mountain trek and Loved it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 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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54 helpful votes 54 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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32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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