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Caminho do Monte | Entrada 151, Porta 4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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Wanted to do the toboggan run from the moment I arrived. Finally did it as psrt of a tour on the last afternoon. My friend was unwilling to ride so I found a lone stranger in the queue who was willing to share a toboggan...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carolwU1390LW
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's like going to Rome and seeing the Pope. The Toboggan ride is a must in Madeira. One can get tickets from the office where the ride starts. It starts up in Monte just below the church. Expect queues if the cruise boats are around....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Globaltrotter74
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun to do. It’s a 2 kilometer ride with a slee which takes about 10 minutes and costs € 30,-. I expected it to go faster then it did. The take 2 photo’s during the ride. The guys ‘steering’ the ride were constantly chatting loudly,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sparkling_Julia
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of those experiences you really have to do whilst in Madeira. It was good fun and felt very safe. We didn't like the taxi drivers hassling at the bottom and chose to walk back. Great photo and happy to pay the 10...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to do the baskets when in Madeira! It's great fun...30 euros a couple is a little expensive I feel, but I suppose you will only do it once, they do take your picture twice on the way down, and charge you 10 euros...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 515kevj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must do. Located at the top of the cable car (just round the corner). Not open on Sunday (we went back on Monday). In many ways the feel is like a great theme park ride, yet controlled by people not machinery. It feels comfortably safer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shaunpaulc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unique tourist trap is so ridiculous, so over-priced and so OTT in every respect that you first think you should not fall for it. We went up by the cable car on our first day on Madeira and walked all the way down again...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank robertspet8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great ride - a 'must do' while here in madeira. €30 a couple. feels a bit unsafe but that adds to the exhilaration :-) it only takes you halfway down the mountain....then you are open to getting ripped off by local taxi drivers for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the cable car up to the Monte and then travelled down 2km in the wicker baskets.. Great FUN and not as scary as you might think ...

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KaynChris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the cable car up to Monte and the Wicker Toboggan down. I can not deny it. This is a massive tourist trap and quite expensive at €30 per couple for a 15 minute ride. BUT, it was actually very fun and we really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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munchiescrunchy
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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.
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