② #priNeamt „Izvorul Muntelui Lake- Durău Resort- Bicaz Dam”

Trips through the county



PREAMBLE: All itineraries by car through Neamț county promoted in our application start from the heart of the city (The Royal Court). Regardless of whether they are drawn circularly or linearly, they return to Piatra-Neamț, the details of distances and time being presented below. Some of the attractions are visitable, while others that are on the route can simply be admired either from the distance or by making short detours from the main route. Feel free to decide! But it's good to know that all tourist attractions tell their own story, which is also the reason why we included in the itinerary places more or less known to the general public.

DIRECTIONS AND ORIENTATION: This tourist route will first take you to the city of Bicaz, and here you can stop for a few moments to admire the building of the History Museum (included in the list of historical monuments from Neamț). You will then continue for only 5km on the DN15 and turn left towards the Izvorul Muntelui resort. The view that opens in this small holiday village towards the Ceahlău Massif will make you stop for two or three photos. You will then enter the axial road (or "TransCeahlăul" as it is known among the locals), a recently rehabilitated road and a pleasure for all those who are passionate about driving. With a length of 25 km, it connects the two resorts (Izvorul Muntelui - Durău) directly through the heart of the mountain. After a potential stop in Durău, you will go to the Ceahlău village, but just before that, it is worth making a short detour to see the ruins of the Cnejilor Palace. The next point in the itinerary is the viaduct at the "tail of the lake" and the mysterious "Piatra Teiului". From here, you will make your way back to Bicaz, on the superb road (also recently completely rehabilitated) that winds along the shore of the Izvorul Muntelui lake. The last stop is at the Bicaz Dam, another #mustsee for all tourists visiting Neamț County.

DISTANCE AND TIME: 150 km (circular route / 3 hours actually driving, approximately 8-9 hours with visits, breaks and possibly lunch.

EXTENSION: If you want to take a short hike through the forest, before entering the Durău resort, you can stop the car and walk to the Fântânele Cabin. It's a route of about an hour.

FOOD & DRINK: The locations on the route where you can eat and drink and that we can recommend are: BiaPăpădia Cabin from Izvorul Muntelui, Antia Restaurant, Vânătorul Pension or Ceahlău Tavern from Durău & Grădinile Romane Pension from Chirițeni. You can find them on Google Maps along with many other restaurants in the vicinity of the city. Instead, those in Piatra-Neamț are also listed in the EAT & DRINK section of the application.

Route Stop Points