➊ The route "Bistrița Monastery - Bisericani - Vāleni Wooden Church"



PREAMBLE: All routes "by car through the surroundings" 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 times being presented below. Some of the attractions are visitable, and others that are on the route can simply be admired either from a distance or with short detours from the main route. Everyone will be free to decide as they please. 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 Bistrita Monastery, one of the most important religious places in the entire Neamț county. You will then continue towards the Bisericani hill, where three attractions await you. You will return to the DN15 that connects Piatra-Neamț to Bicaz, but you will only go on it for 1km, because you will turn left towards the Vădurele village, and after that, Agârcia village. Here it is really worth stopping to admire and photograph the swans on Bâtca Doamnei lake. The short detour from the route to Petrodava Citadel is worth it in the first place for the view from above. The Tineretului beach can only be approached if you have not already visited it or if you want something to eat/drink. If not, then you can continue in a straight line along the Bistrita river valley to the Văleni Wooden Church. This is particularly valuable from a historical point of view. You will then return to the Căprioara Bridge, re-enter the city and end your route at the top of the Pietricica hill, one of the symbols of Piatra-Neamț. Few people know how easy it is to get here. As for the view, it is truly impressive and comes as the cherry on top of the cake of this driving route through the surroundings.

DISTANCE AND TIME: 50 km (circular route) / 1h and 30min actual drive, approximately 4-5h with visits and breaks.

FOOD & DRINK OFFER: The locations on the route where you can eat and drink and that we can recommend are: Troian (pension and restaurant), Drumul Plutașilor (pension and restaurant) or Tequila in the Tineretului Beach (restaurant and club). 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.

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