The Ciucas Massif is part of the Curvature Carpathians, in the Eastern Carpathians. It is located east of the upper streams of Teleajen and Tarlung rivers. It is bordered by Tataru and Siriu mountains to the southeast and east, Intorsura Depression and Intorsura Mountains to the north and Grohotis Mountains to the west.
The highest peak is Ciucas Peak, 1,954 m. Other peaks are Gropsoarele (1,883 m), Bratocea (1,844 m) and Zaganu (1,817 m).
The mountains consist of two main ridges, Ciucas – Bratocea ridge (SW-NE alignment) and Gropsoarele – Zaganu ridge (NW-SE alignment), joined by Chirusca mountain saddle. Ciucas – Bratocea ridge represents the western part of the mountain, divided into two sections separated by Tigailor saddle. Ciucas is the northern section, with Ciucas Peak (1,954 m) as the highest point, Bratocea being the southern section, more than 5 km long. Gropsoarele – Zaganu ridge is over 4 km long, with a monotonous landscape to the north, Gropsoarele Peak (1,883 m) being the highest point.
Accommodation is available in Cheia Resort, Red Mountain Hut and Ciucas Hut and the main access points are from Brasov, via Bratocea Pass.