Rio Azul

Rio Azul, El Bolson: Address, Phone Number, Rio Azul Reviews: 4.5/5

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Medea7
Denver, CO175 contributions
Day hike is worth the effort
Mar 2020 • Couples
It’s a longish downhill from Warton to the river. Which makes for a longish uphill at the end of your hike— one of the steeper parts of the out and back walk to Playita, the first refuge. But the river is lovely and there are some nice views as you ascend after the bridges.
Written March 17, 2020
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia301 contributions
Nice day out
Apr 2019 • Solo
I caught a bus from El Bolsón. The tourist office can show you where. I did a few small hikes then the Mirador loop. It wasn’t stunning but still really pretty country and walking through different types of Forrest. Lots of birds, especially hawks. Lovely view from the mirador. If you’re staying in El Bolsón it’s a nice day out
Written April 29, 2019
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Chloe
Colchester, UK214 contributions
Do day hikes!
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did the 3 day Rio Azul loop.
Feel bad for saying it but we wouldn’t say it was worth the effort.
Get a taxi to Dona Rosa. The first day is 6 hours to Hielo Azul Refugio. This is mainly up hill nearly all day and is very hard work with not much to see the whole day.
The second day is approx 5 hours. Majority is downhill climbing down rocks etc. Lovely view from the top but not worth the strain of constantly going very steeply downhill. Stayed at Retamol Refugio. You don’t need to walk all the way to there though unless you are doing the 5 day hike really.
The third day is approx 4 hours back to Wharton. Up and downhill the whole time. The Cajun Del Azul was very beautiful and we stopped here for a few hours but personally wouldn’t say it was worth the 3 day hike. Also it’s very hard to get back from Wharton. Buses inconsistent. Luckily we met some girls who spoke Spanish and managed to eventually share a taxi with them.
Personally I would recommend just doing a day hike from Wharton to the first point of water which is very beautiful and only about an hours walk max.
Preferred the other hikes in Patagonia but just a personal preference!
Written March 22, 2019
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artclassics
Mainz, Germany46 contributions
To experience Patagonia, one of the places to be
Oct 2018 • Solo
El Bolson gave me the chance to experience Patagonia. If you take an excursion there you get the chance to dive in to the vibes patagonia gives
Written March 10, 2019
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FavonianPhiladelphia
Philadelphia30 contributions
A great day hike
Jan 2017 • Couples
We did a short hike to the first refugio due to time constraints on our end. The hike went through a lovely confluence of the Rio and the Confluencia - beautiful location with a snack bar. The hike is easy and well marked. There are other refugios for overnight, longer hikes. Beautiful country
Written February 7, 2017
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doramrani
Tel Aviv, Israel7 contributions
Amazing river
Jan 2017 • Solo
Cristal clear water aswell as ice cold... Not a difficult walk a great place for camping with friends too.
Written January 20, 2017
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Sarahbnyc83
New York47 contributions
Beautiful.
Feb 2016 • Couples
We hike down and kind took a shortcut ending on a path surrounded by plenty of wild blackberry bushes. You end up at the river and the water is so beautiful and clear, and fresh.
Written May 17, 2016
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Amnon F
Tel Aviv District, Israel798 contributions
Mirador to El Bolson
Feb 2016 • Family
We went up the winding road to the Mirador with splendid views to Rio Azul and the lush valley. In the distance we could see lake peulo and the towering snow capped mountains around.
All along the way there were bushes filled with ripe berries just oozing with sweet juice waiting to be picked
Written February 19, 2016
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billy F
39 contributions
Great walk and very relaxing
Feb 2016 • Friends
We had a great time walking around here was relaxing and very beautiful.
When the sun is out its truly amazing to walk around and in, very cold to swim but we loved it!
Written February 4, 2016
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TuChutin15
Buenos Aires, Argentina59 contributions
Superb view
Dec 2014 • Family
It takes a 30 min hike to climb up the mountain and enjoy the great view. Worth all the while. Bring water with you.
Written September 29, 2015
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