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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

#13 of 91 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Monte Palace / Church, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Kids loved it the rid was about 10 minutes nice blokes doing it only thing tad bit expensive but you will only do it once

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alex L
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quick and good way to get down from Monte. The ride does share the road with local traffic but the drivers are very skilled at controlling their sled. Not cheap, pictures and taken of you during your descent which are available to purchase at the end of your ride - bit of a hard sell on these and also... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kids loved it the rid was about 10 minutes nice blokes doing it only thing tad bit expensive but you will only do it once

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am sure this used be longer it's now 2km but it's over very quickly and apart from the first 100yds not hugely exciting. I thought 30 euros for two was very expensive and another 10 euros for the photograph at the end although this was not compulsory. Taxis available at the 2km point to take you down the rest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like others, I was not sure about this- bit "touristy"? But was so glad we did it. It was a total hoot- I laughed so much coming down the hill that tears were streaming down my cheeks. Those sledge guys are very skilled- it has the right amount of exhilaration but you know that you are safe. Although my heart... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the wicker basket toboggan sledge ride today, so much fun. It cost 15 euros per head for the two of us in one sledge. The two fellas steering the sledge worked really hard in the midday sun, it was safe, and comfortable we are both quiet small people and fitted in with lots of space to spare and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having paid for a return ticket on the gondola from Funchal up to Monte, I was a bit reluctant to throw that money away, but gave in to the hype and took this absolutely thrilling toboggan ride. Situated at the base of The Church of Our Lady of Monte, this cultural throwback really is a pleasure. 30 euros for a... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had wanted to do the toboggan trip during my first visit to Madeira earlier in the year, but had run out of time. Was determined to do it this time and I am so glad I did! It is a wee bit scary / hair-raising at first till you settle in to it, especially when one is on one's own,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Funchal, you must ride the Toboggan. It is fun. We took it when the road was slightly wet, but the drivers maintained control. About a 4 minute walk from the cable car drop off. Drivers expect a tip at the end. We took a cab back to the city center after the toboggan. Photos of you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the cable car there are a few cafes nearby. Leave it until late afternoon when the cruise passengers have gone. You pay the steerers and it is a great ride down. Even for me nearly 75! They expect a tip. Beware of the taxi touts, they want €10 for a €5 trip. There is a bus stop nearby, much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the toboggan ridedown from Monte on a clearafternoon was a fun experience while we were in Funchal ( would have given 5 stars but for the mythering you get to buy a photo at the end) nevertheless a good experience

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