Tavira is the gem of the Algarve; it is the traditional Portuguese fishing town that tourists envisage when they conjure up images of southern Portugal. The town is lined with cobbled streets that extend from the pretty river side harbour, while the historic centre is filled with traditional tiled houses and ancient churches; simply put, Tavira is the quintessential Portuguese town.

Surrounding Tavira are some of the finest, unspoilt beaches of the Algarve, protected from development by the Ria Formosa Natural Park. For the more intrepid visitor Tavira is an excellent location from which to explore the entire eastern Algarve on your bike from East Algarve Bike Hire. During the evenings the delightful historic centre comes alive as tourists and locals dine alfresco at one of the many excellent restaurants and the smell of freshly cooked fish wafts through the streets.

There is a lot to love about Tavira and it makes for the ideal holiday destination for the cyclist.