Piatra Neamț – Bicaz – Borca
When you think you saw, heard, and felt all that the sweet town of Piatra Neamţ has to offer, you start going upstream Bistriţa River, towards the mountains, through settlements commissioned by princes and high priests, artists, or local people. You see households, pastures and scattered sheep, hills with thick forests, you reach the great dam hiding “the sea between the mountains”, and you rest on its shores, in a breathtaking scenery, and then cross the long bridge at Poiana Largului and quicken your steps to see log work, icons and altars, blackened by time and the elements. Do not forget to climb up to the sheepfold, to appease your hunger after such a long hike.
Duration: 4-5 days
Length: 90 km and can be reached by car, motorbike, bicycle
How you get to Piatra Neamţ: from Bucharest on DN2 (E85) to Bacău, then take DN15; from the West of the country on DN17B, DN15, DN12C; from Suceava on DN 15C; from Iaşi on E85 to Roman, then take DN15D; by train; by plane to the airports in Iaşi, Bacău, Suceava and from the airport by car/coach.
Where it is: Bistriţa Monastery is 2 km on the right from DN15; Pângăraţi Monastery – 3 km on the right from DN15; the Wooden Church in Fărcaşa – 1 km on the right from DN15.
- Princely Church and Court in Piatra Neamţ
- Ethnography Museum in Piatra Neamţ
- Art Gallery in Piatra Neamţ
- Bistriţa Monastery
- Vaduri Reservoir
- Pângăraţi Reservoir
- Pângăraţi Monastery
- “Iulia Hălăucescu” Art Gallery in Tarcău
- Izvoru Muntelui Dam and Reservoir
- Cuvioasa Parascheva Wooden Church in Farcaşa