Bucharest, the country's capital, is located 200 miles (322 kilometers) southeast of Bistrita.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a limited view into the wider qualities of a region. So try to set aside some time to delve into Transylvania 's other natural and man-made attractions. Reghin, lays 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Dej can be found 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east.
Cluj-Napoca, is another interesting spot to explore. It is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Bistrita and offers a wide range of visitor attractions, such as National History Museum of Transylvania, National Theatre and St. Michael's Church. Be sure not to head back to Bistrita until you've checked out Cluj-Napoca's Matthias Corvinus House, Palace of Justice and Botanical Garden.
To discover the heart and soul of Bistrita, be sure to head to the area's many cathedrals. One of the best ways to really understand a place is by learning about its earlier days. Take a trip to the traditional villages while you are here.
Pull on your woollen hat and mittens and go snowboarding or cross-country skiing. These winter sports are popular with locals and visitors. Travelers looking for an adrenaline rush can get their heart pumping by signing up for a mountain biking or rock climbing adventure.
As your holiday here winds to a close, bid Transylvania a teary "La revedere"