Gothenburg's first nature reserve
The Delsjö area is a vastly beautiful nature area, where you can find the continuous lakes Stora and Lilla Delsjön.
Here you can take a relaxing walk in the nature reserve, go on a canoe trip, take a delightful swim at the beach Delsjöbadet or from the surrounding cliffs. At the beach you find jetties, playground, a barbecue area and a beach volleyball court. In addition, Skatåts fitness centre offers a number of running tracks. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the tram stop Töpelsgatan to the fitness centre and about twenty minutes to the beach Delsjöbadet at Stora Delsjön. There are several entrances to the Delsjö area, you can also access it via Härlanda Tjän and Stora Torp.
A great way to discover the Delsjö area is to hike any of the trails in the urban wilderness, which offers a rich bird life. The biggest part of the nature reserve consists of a mountain plateau with several mountain ridges that give character to the area. Stora Delsjön loop trail, for instance, is an easy walk of 7.5 kilometers which you can end with cup of coffee and a waffle in Kaffestugan Lyckan.
Stora Delsjön offers great opportunities for mountain biking. There is a trail looping the lakes which is perfect for beginners, or if you are a bit more experienced you can test your skills on the challenging ridge Getryggen.