Bicycle tour - Carl Linnaeus Backyard Tour - 26 kmShow map
A varied route that is easy to cycle, taking you through attractive countryside packed with history. Seven nature reserves and a culture reserve on one cycle trail must be a record, surely?
Inspiration tour, partly without signposts. There are blue signposts from Älmhult to Linné’s Råshult.
Start and finish: Älmhult square or Linnés Råshult
One suggestion is to start at Linné’s Råshult (1) with its unique cultural landscape and garden café. Cycle east and enjoy the beautiful bridge over Såganässjön lake (2). Here you might see canoeists on the Helge Å canoe trail. In Såganäs you’ll find a beach and canoe stop (3). Continue north through the Småland countryside until you reach Diö. Here you’ll find Diö Pizzeria (4), the attractive Funkisfabriken (5), a former factory, now an art space, and the old Diö station building (6). From Diö, the route heads west towards the farmland of Östra Tångarne (7). Continue even
further out to Höö Nature Reserve (8). Höö preserves the old haymaking traditions and is a haven for flora. Cycle back
and continue south for a shortcut to Stenbrohult. On the bend, where there are three birdboxes on a small barn, the shortcut heads off on a forest path that you may need to walk your bike along (9). Once in Stenbrohult, cycle west towards Möckelsnäs. On the way, you’ll pass Taxås Nature Reserve (10). The wonderful manor house in Möckelsnäs (11) is said to date back to the 14th century and could be the ideal place to recharge your batteries amongst the relaxing manorial splendour. Accommodation, food and coffee are offered here. Take the beautiful route back and be extra careful about the traffic between Stenbrohult and the railway bridge. To avoid the traffic, turn off at Pensionat Björkelund (12) and cycle through Stockanäs Nature Reserve down to Sällhult (13). You may need to walk your bike along some stretches here. Take Getaryggarna (14) back to Råshult or follow the signed Råshultsrundan trail south to Älmhult (8 km).