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Bicaz is a town in Moldavia.


A relatively new mountain town located near Piatra Neamţ, Bicaz is a good base for trips to Bicaz canyon, into the Ceahlau massif or to the large Bicaz (Izvorul Muntelui) reservoir.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are very frequent buses from Piatra Neamţ (a half hour trip), several buses from Gheorgheni (1½ hours) via the Bicaz canyon, 4-5 buses from Iaşi (3 hours), two from Cluj (7 hours) and Târgu Mureş (5 hours), one from Bucharest (6 hours). Most of their schedules are available on

By train[edit]

Bicaz is reached by two commuter trains from Piatra Neamţ (travel time around 45 minutes) and one direct train from Bucharest (a 7-hour trip). Timetables can be found on the railway operator [ CFR website].

Get around[edit]

The town is walkable.


  • Muzeul de Istorie şi Etnografie (History and Etnography Museum), strada Barajului nr. 2, +40 233 671201. October - March: Tu-Su 09:00-17:00, April - September: Tu-Su 10:00-18:00.


  • Boat trips on Bicaz lake






Go next[edit]

  • Cheile Bicazului (Bicaz canyon) (20 km west of Bicaz on the route to Gheorgheni). A spectacular 8-km-long canyon.
  • Lacul Roşu (Red Lake) (at the western end of Bicaz canyon). A large lake created by a landslide in 1837.
  • Ceahlău massif (just north west of town). One of the most impressive parts of the Eastern Carpathians.
  • Lacul Bicaz (Izvorul Muntelui) (Bicaz Lake) (north of town). The largest artificial lake in the country.
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