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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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San Francisco, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
30 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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