Spend the afternoon stretching your legs through the impressive Botaniska Trädgård (botanic gardens) and Änggårdsbergen Nature Reserve.
This morning, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you return to Gothenburg by bus (2.5 hours). Check into your hotel then hop on the tram to the Botaniska Trädgård just a 20-minute trip from the city centre. This unique nature reserve feels a world away from the city. Enjoy a loop walk around the gardens and forest trails of the Änggårdsbergen Nature Reserve, with 1000s of plant and tree species to be seen it's a botanists delight. The route follows what we feel takes in the best sights the reserve has to offer but feel free to make this day your own.
Sitting by one of the small ponds or the waterfall in the Rock Garden is very relaxing.
Take care in the woodland after rainfall as the tree roots and rocks can be fairly slippery.
Tips and hints
Food and Drink
There is a small cafe to the left of the entrance gates of the botanic gardens plus Gothenburg has a huge selection stores, delis and cafes where you can pick up supplies for your walk today.
Points of interest
The magnificent garden grounds expand, in total, 175 hectares (430 acres), of which most constitutes a nature reserve including the arboretum. The garden itself is about 40 hectars where around 16,000 different species of plants, trees and flowers grow. Among many fascinating parts of the garden are The Rhododendron Valley, The Japanese Glade and The Rockgarden with it's waterfall. In the Greenhouses you will find about 4,000 various species, including some 1,500 orchids and the rare Eastern Island Tree. Opened in 1919 the gardens and the surrounding nature reserve are a popular spot with locals heading out for a sun, a bike ride or simply just to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WTBWS, WTWSE
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A pair of sturdy walking trainers will be enough for this route if you dont want to wear full hiking boots. Along with the rest of your usual gear for a day outdoors remember to pack a wind/waterproof and an extra layer, especially during early/late season.