Getting There & Away

Bârgău Valley is difficult to explore without private transport. By car, reach Lake Colibiţa by driving north and east out of Bistriţa along the E58, before dipping south along the (rather potholed) 173A, which features some sharp and steep bends en route to the lake.

On request, buses between Bistriţa and Vatra Dornei (20 lei, two to 2½ hours, two to four daily) can stop in Piatra Fântânele, for Hotel Castel Dracula.