It is located 17.9 kilometers away from Novaci, after passing on the Transalpina road through the Parâng Mountains. There are views of the Parângu Mare peak and, when the weather is clear, one can see Peleaga peak of the Retezat Mountains. During the winter, there are two ski slopes open with low and medium difficulty.
There are all kinds of accommodations, ranging from hotels to small family businesses.
Every year in September on the Trasalpina road between Novaci and Rânca, the Rânca Stage of the National Rally Championship of Hill Climb is held.