Ride for 2 hours throughout the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with a 30m stop at a place of interest.
Rota de Tavira
Departing from the harbour at the village of Cabanas, we head towards the Tavira inlet before we reach the Island of Tavira, famous for its white sandy beaches but also due to the old anchors at Praia do Barril and the small fishermen cottages, both tied to the old, traditional tuna fishing activities. We go across the Quatro Águas channel close to Tavira just before stopping at this important roman city. We take a break for 30 minutes and then we head back to Cabanas.
Rota de Tavira
Itinerary: Cabanas - Tavira Bay - Tavira Island - Quatro Águas - Tavira (30min stop) - Cabanas
Cabanas: Cabanas is linked to tuna fishing since its origin. In 1734 began the tuna fishing with nets (armação), which led to the construction of the first huts to keep the fishing equipment and to be a shelter to the fishermen. For 20 years the huts were only seasonal residence. Only in 1757/58 some fishermen built permanent homes.
Now Cabanas has 1181 permanent residents, a number that increases a lot in the summer with tourists.
The community is still dedicated to fishing, contributing to the local cuisine enrichment. But the tourism is getting more importance year after year.
The fishermen village with a rehabilitated waterfront with a new wooden walkway that goes through all the village, passing through numerous cafes, restaurants and craft shops.
A) Cabanas Island - SW side, deserted beach.One of the eastern Algarve beaches most crowded due to its location, opposite to the city of Cabanas de Tavira and ease access via ferry boats or water taxis.
B) Tavira Island - voted one of the best beaches in Europe, the route from ria to the beach is surrounded by the camping and several restaurants and bars.This is the only island with a camping park.
Desert Beach- in Cabanas Island on the east side of Tavira bay, this beach is the getaway of crowds and one of the best beaches to relax or discover the Natural Park of Ria Formosa on a pleasant walk.
C) Tavira - the city is divided by the Gilão river, which is surrounded by shops and restaurants, and a historic center rich in archaeological marcs of the Phoenicians and Islamics, convents with brands of the periods Gothic and Manueline, Renaissance churches and Baroque chapels.
Walkway of Ria Formosa Avenue
Church of Nossa Srª do Mar
Fort St. João da Barra