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Carreiros do Monte

#29 of 99 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Caminho do Monte | Entrada 151, Porta 4, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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An unusual, very funny experience

Going down narrow streets, at a fairly high speed, in a curve-stol managed by two local men, was very funny. Price is reasonnable (30 Euros for two persons), a picture is taken... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Anne-Marie D

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to experience this unique ride ,feels quite fast down really steep roads.The guys steering the sled know what they are doing but does seem a bit hairy. The road back down to town is a bit changeling if you don't get a taxi.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Going down narrow streets, at a fairly high speed, in a curve-stol managed by two local men, was very funny. Price is reasonnable (30 Euros for two persons), a picture is taken during the 'trip' but no push to buy it (10 Euros for picture A4 print and a digital copy can be sent to you as well).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We were only in Madeira for the day as we were on a cruise and Im so pleased we did the Monte Cable car and Toboggan. I felt €30 for the both of us wasn't that bad considering the effort the gentleman put in. This is a fun way to descend back in to Funchal. We didn't que to long... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

it was really good, that speed it was awesome, but who carried about safety its really safe, but would like to give one advise to those guys that they have to think about that how people have to get back to Monte.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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521 reviews
358 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this is a "must do" in Funchal for thrill seekers.Starting from the top of the Monte (accessible by the cable car) you slide down the precipitous streets over 2 km on a toboggan, guided by 2 experienced "drivers". It is an exhilarating and, I believe, unique experience which is steeped in history and, though expensive (25 Euros for 2 persons),... More 

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Thank Ges R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

An unique attraction, rolling down the roads with a wooden carriage driven by 2 drivers for two Km. Funny, lovely, unique We paid 30 euro for 2. It's near the cable car and the botanic gardens. At the end continue walking down the streets, it's worthwhile

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a Super Activity for All the Family and I have Never done Anything Like it in My Life - Just Fantastic

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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A tourist attraction which mean expensive buy it is something very different and funny to do when in Funchal. You can pickup the teleférico and then go down the carritos, then you will need to rake a cap to the city center

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Thank Sandra G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

They say when in Rome.... well when in Funchal you can't call your visit complete without sliding 2 kilometeres down a steep road in a glorified wicker basket!! There were three of us so we boarded a slightly larger toboggan than the norm and once shoehorned into it the ride began. Although on a public road there are no vehicles... More 

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Sitting in a wicker sledge with two young men for brakes....what a 2 km expeerience that was, our video of the whole trip sounds of alughter all through.

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