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Refugio Frey

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
+54 9 294 432-1856
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USD 119.99*
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Ridge Walk to Refugio Frey from Bariloche
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USD 335.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Nahuel Huapi Lake and Small Circuit
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Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day hike” (14 reviews)
“filo” (5 reviews)
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
+54 9 294 432-1856
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Reviewed 1 March 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...More

Thank Sam2803
Reviewed 13 February 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...More

Thank troutprospector
Reviewed 21 December 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...More

1  Thank Brooks G
Reviewed 10 December 2014

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...More

Thank AndrewRitchie
Reviewed 27 November 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...More

Thank mridrid
Reviewed 13 October 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...More

2  Thank Morgana G
Reviewed 13 July 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.

1  Thank hostelize
Reviewed 29 June 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.

Thank K2mama
Reviewed 21 June 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.

Thank gurmanov
Reviewed 27 April 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...More

2  Thank Ben L
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Emilia O
1 May 2017|
Response from Matheus B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it`s possible to do, not after a snowstorm, there`s possibility of avalanches, but yes. I recommend you do it. I work at La Justina Hostel Bariloche
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