With the Palü Glacier always within our sight, we are also rewarded with views of Alpe Palü, the Val Poschiavo and the Bergamo Alps. Now and again we need to cross a scree slope. The glacial lake, Lagh da Caralin, was formed as a result of the constant melting of the glacier and was only discovered a few years ago. It does not even feature on older maps.
The steep descent towards Alpe Palü initially takes us along rugged rock faces and then through larch forests on to Lake Palü. After a further descent we reach the plain of Cavaglia with the Glacier Garden. The glacier mills were formed some 12,000 to 15,000 years ago by the rolling motion of the granite rocks swept along by the glacier. The Garden is open to individual visitors and takes approx. 30 minutes to tour.
During the spring season rare alpine flora can be found here.
Depending on snow conditions throughout the winter, snow fields may last right through to the summer months.
Earth-shifts can also occur after heavy rainfall.