The mountain villages: Ciungu Mare (that also includes the Valea Rea and Frăsinei hamlets). The DC 48 A communal road climbs sharply for about 8 km on a route that’s only accessible by jeep. The village, located just below the Ciungilor Peek – that’s situated at 900 m altitude, has 134 inhabitants. Despite the isolation, their homes have all the necessary comfort: running water from springs, electricity, mobile signal in some areas, digital TV etc. It is one of the longest villages in Romania (it takes an hour to cross it by foot from one end to another).
It’s a place where organic farming is practiced, for especially potatoes and beans, and intensive livestock.
And it also presents a perfect ground for off-road racing. On the ridge, below the “La Fata Ai” Peek (At the Old Girl Peek), the road intersects the touristic marked route (red triangle) that ascends from Cugir to the Prislop Chalet.
• Numerous belvedere points. From next to the Frăsinenilor Sheepfold, the Valley of the Mureș River can be seen throughout, that including the cities of Alba Iulia, Cugir Orăștie and Deva. And really close by, the Tomnatec Sheepfold is situated, a sheepfold that was built with European funds and equipped with all the usual utilities in Europe. If needed, you can even spend the night.