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Caminho do Monte | Entrada 151, Porta 4, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 783 919
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had finished visiting Madeira's Jardim Botanico, when we went to see if the Carreiros do Monte were still doing the sledging down the hill, as it was already close to 6 o'clock in the afternoon. To our surprise, they were still taking people down...More

4  Thank GalicianGuy
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The kids badgered us to go on the sleds and we finally gave in. So climbing into a sled at the top of the hill we were soon whisked down. Mrs S wasn't a fan but any screaming encouraged them to go faster (which the...More

4  Thank Spaciecadet
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All reviews wicker basket half way great fun straight walk unique experience straw hats cable car souvenir photo taxi or bus fun ride a lot of fun taking pictures ride takes an absolute per couple minute ride narrow streets
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever get the chance to visit Funchal then you must experience. We stopped off at Funchal, Madeira whilst we were on a cruise. We had heard so must about the sledges that we knew that it we be great fun and it did...More

1  Thank bh988
Reviewed October 6, 2018

this is a must do experience flying 2KM downhill in a basket. When you get home everyone will ask you if you did it and you can't say no.

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Reviewed September 23, 2018 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 September 7, 2018

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 September 7, 2018

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?

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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

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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.