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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

#14 of 92 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Monte Palace / Church, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Expensive but a one off treat

At the end of a long walk round the gardens have a relaxing sit down, not. My wife was squealing and I was giggling like a school girl. It might be a 2km trip but it only takes 5... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We reverted to kids on a sled on this silly ride down the mountain What fun we had laughing all the way down as our two gentleman peddlers kept us on course but turning from side to side.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a long walk round the gardens have a relaxing sit down, not. My wife was squealing and I was giggling like a school girl. It might be a 2km trip but it only takes 5 mins, it is exciting particularly when they spin it sideways on. You don't get strapped in but you aren't likely to... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit like tea at Reids this is another "must do"!! It is expensive and you are not told that there is either a long walk or taxi ride of about 6km back to town once the sled finishes. We incorporated the ride with the cable car up and a trip round Monte botanical gardens

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do if you've never done it. However, it is rather expensive for the time you are actually on the toboggan, and then there is the photo and convenient stop at the gift shop. You don't get taken right back to Funchal, so you have to catch 2 busses which are not very regular, or take a taxi. Ends... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would have been 5* but for the Eu30 price tag however we were determined to do it. Hurtling down the hill being steered from behind by two men was exhilarating. If you accept the offer of a taxi ride from the bottom back into town agree a price first, Eu10 max, we didn't and paid the price. I was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a lovely holiday in Funchal, Madeira. One of the things we wanted to do was to go on the Toboggan Sled Ride. It took me a while to get my confidence to do it, however, so glad I did. You sit comfortably in the sled, enough for two people and hold on. There were two men behind... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monte Toboggan Ride is a "must do" for many visitors to Madeira. It costs 30 euros for two people for the ride which is roughly two kilometres long. The ride is fast and the two "drivers" steer you towards walls and parked cars - then at the last second pull you away! At the bottom a person appears with... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok so stopped off in Maderia during a 2 week cruise, the island is somewhere we always wanted to visit and it certainly lives up to its billing,Funchal is beautiful wish we had more time to explore the island....but whilst enjoying our cable car ride to Monte giving you fantastic panoramic views we decided to try the Toboggan Wicker ride... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give it a go as our guide said he would collect us at the bottom. Great fun although the men who 'steered' us do don't interact at all. When you reach the bottom watch out as someone will magically appear with a folder which already has your photograph in it - 10E. We bought it, who wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an experience We took the cable car to the top and decided to take the sled ride A local tradition two men steering you down small streets to a mid way point What a laugh On arrival you are met by a man trying to sell you a photo completely up to you they are not offended if you... More 

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