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Bicaz

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Bicaz is a town in Moldavia.

Understand[edit]

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 (1 1/2 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 autogari.ro [1]

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 hours trip). Timetables can be found on the railway operator [https://www.cfrcalatori.ro/ CFR website].

Get around[edit]

The town is walkable.

See[edit]

  • Muzeul de Istorie şi Etnografie (History and Etnography Museum), strada Barajului nr. 2, +40 233 671201. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM (October - March), 10AM-6PM (April - September).

Do[edit]

  • Boat trips on Bicaz lake

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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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