A wide, level path leads for a short distance up above the railway line, then directly along the bank of the Lago Bianco (White Lake). The Bernina Pass lies about 2250 metres above sea-level, and it consists of a flat plateau about 4 km long occupied by the Lago Bianco and the Lej Nair (Black Lake). The glaciers on Piz d'Arlas, Piz Cambrena and Piz Caral give you the feeling of the high Alps.
At the south end of the Lago Bianco, the view opens to the south, out towards the distant blue Bergamo Alps. On this stretch of the way we encounter rock formations that have been rounded and flattened by the glaciers. Depending on the season, we will also find here quite a magnificent garden of Alpine flowers.
At Mot we take the turn to the left, which leads us through airy stands of larch to the viewpoint of Belvedere. This part of the trail is particularly attractive in July, when the Alpine rose blooms. The Belvedere Inn deserves its name. From its garden terrace you can get a breathtaking view of the Palü glacier to the west, the Bergamo Alps to the south, and across to Piz dal Teo, the Vetta Sperella and the Sassalb in the east. A comfortable path brings us from here in ten minutes down to Alp Grüm.