Refugio Frey, San Carlos de Bariloche

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Trek Refugio Frey along the Cerro Catedral, a picturesque mountain shaped by the weather into rocky towers and formations. Named after the hut at the top of the climb, the well-marked trail takes you along the weathered granite spires to the snow-capped peak overlooking a lake in the rock basin. Hike along small streams, forested areas, and finally through the snowy part of the trail that leads to the top. Enjoy the panoramic views along the way and have a refreshing drink at the hut (where you can even stay the night if you choose). The hike in takes 3-4 hours and gets more challenging in the uphill second half. Plan a San Carlos de Bariloche trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The way is cute, and staying overnight in the refuge is a different experience... The landscape is impressive. If it is clear, even more. I recommend notify Rangers qeu subis, if or if.
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  • The trekking begins in the parking lot of the Cerro Cathedral and is approximately 9 km to Refugio Frey, moderate level. We take 8:00 back and forth considering stops for photos on the way and in the refuge. The view along the trekking is sensational.
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  • This longer hike takes you to a refugio (or lodge) with a wonderful lake nearby. The best hike in Bariloche area.  more »
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  • Beautiful place and great location. I loved the experience of drinking wine with my girls friend in a cottage with such an amazing view out of the window. The only disadvantage are prices: we paid around 3.500$ARS (around 200$ USD) for two nights with simple main dish dinner and a bottle of wine (no breakfast included)! Still, it was worth it.
  • It says 4 hours to hike up but you could do it in 2/3 at a decent pace. You can camp and stay at the shelter. They have food and booze.
  • Love this place, nice hiking , awesome views, great loveable people.
  • Well worth the 3-hr hike. Excellent mountain views, a small lagoon and stream. You can spend the night if you don't feel like walking back the same day.
  • Fantastic little Refugio is a gorgeous valley with plenty of tread climbing and rock scrambling. Advise anyone to do they Frey por el filo way up. One of the best bikes I've ever done. Good meal and decent pizza and very cool vibe.

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