Getting There & Away

Three daily trains connect Bicaz and Piatra Neamţ (5 lei, 30 minutes). In addition, numerous buses and maxitaxis (6 lei, 30 minutes) run between the two towns throughout the day. Some of these buses continue on to Gheorgheni (13 lei, 1½ hours), with onward connections to destinations throughout Transylvania. See the website www.autogari.ro.

From Bicaz north, public transport options start to thin out, though you might find a bus for the onward journey to Izvorul Muntelui (otherwise it’s a 4km hike). Reach Durău by car following hilly Hwy 155F from Izvorul Muntelui.