Located in the centre of Älmhult, Muff has established itself as the premier plant-based restaurant in the area. We offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon fika with a wide range of teas, coffee and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. All food is prepared fresh from organic and locally sourced ingredients as much as we can. Muff is also a vibrant meeting place, popular with both local Swedish residents as well as the diverse international community which makes Älmhult such a fascinating little town. We host art classes, talks, live music and other special events.
As well as cycle hire we can also offer a choice of guided cycle tours exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and visiting some idyllic destinations such as Linnés Råshult, Vakö Myr nature reserve, Taxås nature reserve and the winding river banks around Gustavsfors. Our guide Iain is an ex-professional cycling guide who has lived and cycled in the area for almost 20 years. Iain has an unrivalled knowledge of the local small roads network and speaks fluent English & Swedish. Each guided tour can start or end with lunch or can include picnic lunches or snacks as required.
Guided Cycling Tours
We offer 3 tours, all starting and ending at our bike rental station Muff in central Älmhult. Tours can start at 08:00 with arrival back at Muff by 11:30 in time for a delicious lunch or departure after lunch at 13:30 with arrival back at Muff by 17:00. Picnics can also be provided.
All our tours are at a leisurely pace, adapted to the wishes and ability of the group.
Linnés Råshult (24kms) - We cycle on small well maintained gravel roads through the idyllic Småland nature out to the birthplace of Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné), the world renowned Swedish botanist. We take a stroll around the gardens and visit the well preserved original buildings from Linnés time. We then cycle back to Älmhult on some other fine gravel roads past beautiful lakes and through dense unspoilt forest. Based on group size and availability we can also arrange an excellent guided tour and talk about Linné.
Vakö Myr nature reserve (22kms) - This tour to a very special site of natural interest combines cycling and walking. We follow small paved and gravel roads through some beautiful Småland countryside, parking the bikes at the half-way point. We then take an easy walk out to Vakö Myr, the site of one of the largest peat-moor fires in the south of Sweden in modern times. We take in the beautiful forest views and wonder at nature’s ability to recover after such catastrophic events. After the walk back to the bikes, we ride back to Älmhult following a different route along quiet roads and trails.
Taxås nature reserve and Linnés Råshult (35kms) - This tour combines a ride out to the beautiful unspoilt Taxås nature reserve where we can also take a short walk through the forest and along the shores of Lake Möckeln. We then ride back via Råshult, the birthplace of Carl Linnaeus where we can take a tour around the gardens and preserved historic buildings. The entire tour is on quiet, winding country roads and gravel trails.