Travel Stories | For the love of Mountains

Journey between Flåm and Mydral is a beautiful one. It is renowned as one of the World’s most popular Bike Route. So I planned a Bike trip from Flåm to Mydral as I thought it would be a good idea to go downhill through the Valleys of Norway in Bike and take the overnight train to Oslo.

Well it seemed like a very good idea but when I reached Mydral, I suddenly realized, Mydral is 862 Meter above Sea level, and Flåm is just 2. And it would not be downhill but uphill climb. I kind of felt a doubt if I can make it or not as I am not an expert Biker (Not even Amateur), so was having second thoughts on going back to Mydral in a bike. The guy who was renting Bikes in Flåm also gave fuel to that “Second” thought as well.

But eventually after spending one or two hours Cycling around Flåm vally, I decided to go for it. So the next day, I started my solo journey to Mydral from Flåm railway station.

6 Hours and 21km and 1100 Meter uphill biking later I finally reached Mydral. I should have been hungry and tired, cause physically I was completely exhausted. I was alone in the mountains, but not once I felt the need to turn on my earphone, and nor did I thought about ending my journey midway. I wish I could have gone lost forever in them, but I guess that is for some other time. The fact started to sink in to me that I actually did it and the images of being only surrounded by the mountains and sound of flowing water was already printed on my mind forever.

Sometimes life does not pan out the way we want to. We want to go somewhere, but unfortunately we end up being somewhere else. But that does not mean we just give up on what we want. It just means we have a new Journey ahead in which we do not know what to expect.



  1. But in this journey you reached exactly where you wanted to be… Very nicely written and the photos are amazing…Very nice Sumit da…

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