The Bicaz Gorges are famous for their 1000 ft. limestone rocks towering over narrow roads and passes. The road that slices through the Bicaz Gorges (Cheile Bicazului) is among Romania's most stunning and spectacular.
For kayakers and fly-fishing enthusiasts the park's main attraction is the Red Lake (Lacul Rosu), created in 1837 after a major natural landslide. Short and long walks provide access to the lake's spectacular scenery and many fishing spots. The Bicaz Gorges offer a unique view of the Ceahlau Mountains.
Location: Eastern Carpathians (Harghita and Neamt counties)
Best known for: The impressive Bicaz Gorges and Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)
Natural features: Gorges, Jurassic limestone walls
ActivitiesFishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Rock climbing, Wildlife and bird watching
Bicazului Gorges - the most spectacular road pass in Romania
The Red Lake (Lacul Rosu) - formed by the natural damming of the waters of the Bicaz stream
Piatra Singuratica Peak
The alpine wildlife is represented in this area by: the wall lizard (Lacerta muralis) the red deer (Cervus elaphus), the brown bear (Ursus arctos), the lynx (Lynx lynx), the wolf (Canis lupus), the pine marten (Martes martes) and the beech marten (Martes foina).
The wall creeper (Tichodroma muraria), the three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus), the rock bunting (Emberiza cia), the raven (Crovus corax), the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), the oral owl (Strix uralensis), the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and the great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocops major) can be seen in the park area as well.
The monasteries around Targu Neamt (Agapia, Neamt, Varatec) - www.RomaniaTourism.com/Iasi.html#DayTrips
The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina - www.RomaniaTourism.com/Monasteries.html
The famous hand-made pottery center at Corund
The town of Suceava - www.RomaniaTourism.com/Suceava.html
Balan, Bicaz Chei, Barnadu, Lacul Rosu
National road DN 12C (Miercurea-Ciuc - Suceava) to Bicaz Chei
National road DN 12 (Brasov – Miercurea Ciuc) to Balan
Nearby train stations:Piatra Neamt, Gheorghieni, Bicaz
Train schedules: To check the latest train schedules for domestic routes please visit the website of the Romanian Railways:
The site has complete information about domestic train schedules and fares.
Note: For departures from/to Bucharest please select Bucuresti Nord.
Camping areas, Hotels, Tourist pensions
Bicaz Gorges – Hasmas Mountain National Park Administration
Address: Str Principala 44 A, Izvorul Muresului
Telephone: 0266 336.540