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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

#16 of 99 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Church Monte Palace, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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+351-291-783-919

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I've always wanted to do this, so on our first visit to Madeira it was a 'must do.' After riding up to the Monte Palace Gardens on the cable car and visiting the gardens we made... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is often the case that the best, most memorable travel experiences are those that are unplanned. Thank you Trip Advisor reviewers, for your enthusiastic descriptions of this attraction led us to one of the best experiences of our trip. We were on a trans-Atlantic cruise scheduled to stop in the Azores when a significant storm caused the ship to... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This traditional well known transportation is definitely a great experience. Two people will push you down shiny roads in a traditional style basket, they will ensure you experience the steep, winding Road. A MUST do in Maderia.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little apprehensive about hurtling down a hillside street in a wicker basket but apparently these chaps have done this a few times and know what they are doing! Fun, memorable and a must do when you visit Madeira. Its like a Venetian gondola ride on steroids!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've always wanted to do this, so on our first visit to Madeira it was a 'must do.' After riding up to the Monte Palace Gardens on the cable car and visiting the gardens we made our way to the toboggans. We were met by a huge queue so all we could do was join it. During our wait, the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic, was very dubious about doing this, but so glad I was talked into it, the ride was smoother than I thought and was great fun although very fast, would recommend everyone do this experience well worth the money, take cable car up to Monte short walk round to toboggan station, brilliant

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the cable car up the mountain and then got in line to get the basket down...the queue was at least 45 minutes and started raining with no shelter. The cost of the trip was 30 Euros for two people. The men pushing the basket did not communicate with us at all and when we got to the bottom... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely something I wanted to do on my Madeira holiday. We got the cable car up and after looking around the top we got toboggans down. This was good, if at times a little slow. The 2 men we had did not communicate with us on the way down, and it definitely felt like a job to them.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience. It lasts for about five minutes. But oh what fun. Cost is €30 per couple and the guys who push you down the hill expect a handsome tip and are not shy in asking for it. You will then get jumped on to buy the photo that was taken on the way down the hill for... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of fun and possibly unique as a mode of transport? It's a bit of theatre and worth watching the starts just below Monte church. The toboggans now go about 2km, to about half way down the hill. At the end, you do get pestered for a tip, to buy a photo and then to take a taxi to... More 

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Madeira best attraction has to to be this wicker toboggan run from the village of Monte, Fun and exciting for all ages, fairly inexpensive.

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