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Whoosh!!!... Hold tight and step back in time “Monte sledge”

A must do from the tick list... and trust me you won't be disappointed...Theses sledges are powered... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Bedford, United Kingdom
Good but pricey

This shows the tradition of Madeira 100 years ago but the only thing we wish it was longer and its... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Caminho do Monte | Entrada 151, Porta 4, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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All reviewswicker baskethalf waygreat funstraight walkunique experiencestraw hatscable carsouvenir phototaxi or busfun ridea lot of funan absolutetaking picturesride takesper coupleminute ridenarrow streets
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the baskets. A taxi took us from our hotel to the start point. That’s worth it as it’s a long way up. The baskets cost €30 for 2 of us (plus tip at the end). It didn’t go as fast as I...More

Thank KathAndBuddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Madeira one can not miss "carros do monte". Once a "public transport" for those reaching the city of Funchal from the mountains, it became a major atraction for tourists. Nowadays the journey is shorter than it used to be when it was a...More

1  Thank Nautillus N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little unsure when I saw people hurtling down the cobbles on wicker baskets but I am so glad that I had a go - it really is great fun and the carreiros take good care of you. Not to be missed!

1  Thank melmarknsez
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Traveling down the streets in a wicker basket is a must when you visit Madeira Avoid it if there is a cruise liner in as queues can be up to 90 minutes. Straight on if the cruises are not there. It’s also a lovely straight...More

1  Thank Glen_Gill_Lockett
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Fun, a must do while in Funchal. We used the cable car to get to the top. A five minute walk from the start of the run. Cost of a taxi from the bottom of the run is a bit expensive. Either get the bus...More

1  Thank Andy D
Reviewed July 16, 2018

A must do from the tick list... and trust me you won't be disappointed...Theses sledges are powered by two carreiros...wearing white uniforms and straw hats who control this authentic ride by making use of their boots as brakes!...and boy do they know how to handle...More

Thank SoulMan68
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This shows the tradition of Madeira 100 years ago but the only thing we wish it was longer and its 45 euros for 3 people to go down 2 kilometers which is 6-8min?

Thank agunia976
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a great experience, hurtling down public streets in a wicker basket. The drivers are great characters and stopped halfway down to take a picture of us on my wife’s iPhone. There are photographers situated on route and the photo is presented to you...More

Thank ppeteo
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We have really enjoyed the adrenaline of this ride, just be careful because the prices that the taxi drivers will ask to take you up the hill can be a rip off, there's a bus station on the surrounding area.

Thank PatrickBatty
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is a life experience that you will never forget. It is a little scary, very funny but great fun. It is a little pricey but these people are doing it for a living and it is not easy work. My family enjoyed themselves immensely.

Thank julesie1
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May 13, 2016|
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Response from igcoldicott |
Taxis are metered so you shouldn't have to pay more than around 5€ from Livramento where the toboggan run ends to the centre of Funchal.