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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

#13 of 93 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Monte Palace / Church, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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+351-291-783-919

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Great fun in the Toboggan Sled Ride. The bus ride back into town was more exciting though. It's one of the 'things to do' doubt we'll do it again but it was fun.

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

Expensive but worth doing once, not as fast or scary as we had been led to believe and good fun. It was unfortunately spoiled by the 'driver' insisting on a tip at the end and then refusing one Euro as 'insufficent'. Given it had just cost us a quite expensive 30 Euros for two were were not expecting to tip... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fun in the Toboggan Sled Ride. The bus ride back into town was more exciting though. It's one of the 'things to do' doubt we'll do it again but it was fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

€60 for 2 adults and 2 kids but we really enjoyed the ride, it was fun. we did not get hassled for tips and got the two photos for €5 when we said we did not want to pay €10 you are somewhat stranded at the bottom of the ride. taxi drivers charging €25 for about a 2km journey. real... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Caught the cable car up and toboggan down. Family of 4, so needed 2 toboggans, so 30e each pair. Fairly pricey, but but worth it. It's a mediocre speed, nothing too serious, so easily ok for young or old. In fact half way down it's so slow that the guys with you have to get off and drag you along... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Supposedly one of the must do things in Funchal, Didn't think much of it really, Taxi back down into Funchal is a bit of rip off, if your up to it walk back down and save the money for a beer when you get down.

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

Recommended by a friend to try whilst in Madeira. I guess when the streets were cobbled it would have been exciting. Now that the mastic asphalt spreaders have conquered Madeira the ride was tame. At 25euros for a single it's not good value. If you do try then don't do what I did, do pay for a taxi down it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this 2km ride down the hillside along the tarmac roads. It was a unique experience and I want to go back and do it again and again. Comfortable yet exhilerating, it brings out the child in us all. Do make sure you buy the photograph momento at the bottom. Excellent!!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and her young daughter enjoyed the experience, although not cheap but what pleasure they got from the ride was spoilt at the end when she tried to book a taxi ride back up. The cheapest was €25.00, which she had no choice but to pay, she knew she was being ripped off but had no choice. It spoilt... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was expecting this to be scary, the cable car up was a little more scary! We wanted to experience the toboggans so we were not disappointed, a great way to travel down the shiny roads, we overtook the basket in front of us so I think we gathered quite a bit of speed and we thought it was worth the... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People say it's scary, don't let it put you off, it's NOT AT ALL, a bit expensive at €15, dearer than the cable car we went up in! It's a tradition so suppose that's how the justify the price, it was a nice and steady ride down the hill (only goes about a third of the way down), there's a... More 

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