➍ The route "Gârcina – Cuejdi Hermitage - Cuejdel Lake"



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 Gârcina village, located at the northern exit of the city, in the direction of Târgu-Neamț. At the intersection on the main road, you will turn left and continue forward until the Cuejdiu village. At the edge of the village, right on the edge of the forest, is the small Cuejdi Hermitage. By car you can continue on the road until you reach a barrier. Park your car here, take everything you want with you, including water and some snacks, and start hiking through the forest. Cuejdel Lake is the star of this route, a superb lake formed by a natural dam, similar to Red Lake. The trail is well marked and is, for the most part, an easy walk through the woods. There is only a small section that is more difficult to climb, but otherwise the path is smooth. When you reach the lake, we're sure you'll say it was all worth the effort. The beauty of the lake and the overall view is absolutely wonderful.

DISTANCE AND TIME: 20 km (linear route) / 30 min actual drive (to the barrier). Then add about 4 km to walk, in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. On the way back, you will obviously cover exactly the same distances.

FOOD & DRINK OFFER: It is limited, for this reason we recommend that you take water and snacks with you. But it's good to know that in the Gârcina and Cuejdi villages you can find shops for various supplies. And you can find these on Google Maps.

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