Durău

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Durău is a ski resort located in north-eastern Romania, in Neamţ County, Moldavia near the Ceahlău Massif (to the mountains' north-west side). The location is disadvantaged because of the lack of accessibility, the only access road being DN15 (from Poiana Largului); the regular route from Bicaz is closed as of February 2006 due to landslides.

Durau Resort lies in Neamt county, at 780-800 m altitude, 9 km from Izvorul Muntelui Lake on the Bistrita river, in a sunny glade, on the north-west slope of the Ceahlau massif(Oriental Carpathians). The fauna of the surrounding woods is very rich: carpathian stag, brown bear, wild boar, black goat. From here hiking can be organised to the surrounding mountains (Ocolasu Mare Peak-1907 m and Toaca Peak-1904 m), Duruitoarea Waterfall, the Natural Reservation of bison from Ceahlau Mountains and many other trips: visits to nearby monasteries (Secu, Sihastrie, Neamt, Varatec and Agapia), monasteries from the north of Moldavia (Humorului, Sucevita, Moldovita, Putna, Dragomirna, Voronet), Bicaz Gorges, Rosu Lake, Borsec and Vatra Dornei resort. In Durau you'll find a small church painted by the famous Romanian painter Nicolae Tonitza and also a monastery built in 1992.

Durau is a year-round resort. The stimulating climate and the fresh air make the resort ideal for leisure but also for the treatment of neurosis, physical or intellectual fatigue, and nutritional diseases. From Durau you can go hiking towards Toaca and Ocolasu Mare Peaks in the Ceahlau Mountains or towards Duruitoarea Waterfall.


In town there are four 2- and 3-star hotels, an ancient monastery (Durău Monastery) and a conference center belonging to the Romanian Orthodox Church.

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Coordinates: 46°59′53″N 25°55′18″E / 46.99808°N 25.92164°E / 46.99808; 25.92164