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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

#15 of 95 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Church Monte Palace, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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+351-291-783-919

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This was fun and we were in two minds as to spend the money or not. As it happens it was good and on the principle of regrets are always the things you could have done but did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone who had done the famous wicker toboggan ride in Madeira had told me it was a "must do" during my recent Mediterranean cruise . I readily admit to harbouring some doubts about the wisdom of this activity given my age and girth , but decided to throw caution to the wind and "have a go". Let me tell you... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was fantastic, could have spent all day doing just this. We loved every second of it, but don't close your eyes or it will be over. Photos are taken as you zoom downhill and are waiting for your purchase at the bottom. Once you've purchased them they give you access to it on line. Absolutely brilliant, a MUST DO... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé & I did this as part of a cruise excursion, which included the cable car up the mountain & the wicker basket down. As it was an excursion, we had no problem with queues and had a coach waiting for us at the bottom, so no need to take an expensive taxi. The ride was thrilling & great... More 

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

This is an experience not to be missed if you visit Madeira. Enjoy a 2km ride in an open wicker toboggan, expertly guided down the steeps hillside by two "drivers" (Carreiros) while you sit and enjoy the ride. It costs 30 euros for two people and you get the chance to buy an "official" photo of your ride for 10... More 

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

We visited Funchal on a cruise to the Canary Islands and Funchal was the first port on the way down. The toboggan ride was something we always wanted to do and it did not disappoint. We took the cable car up to Monte, had a long walk around the botanical gardens ( which is well worth a visit ) and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ok so the trip includes a ride on the cable car , then as an extra cost a ride part way down on the sled . to be fair a bit expensive , but I guess you are on holiday so what are you gonna do .. anyway , we paid the money and off we went , it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A slick affair. Its not scary as some thought it would be. All I can say is do it and it will put a smile on your face.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was fun and we were in two minds as to spend the money or not. As it happens it was good and on the principle of regrets are always the things you could have done but did not we went for it. If you also feel like that give it a go

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

This was such fun, zooming down the steep streets high above Funchal on roads that have been worn smooth because of all the toboggans. Two men dressed like gondoliers guided our wicker toboggan by using the rubber on the soles of their shoes! We went really fast and I squealed my head off, but we knew we were in safe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of a shore excursion that included the cable car ride up the mountain. Being that we are 70, I was a little hesitant at first, but it was so much fun!! The guides are very skilled and handle the toboggan like real pros. It is certainly something unique to try and a fun experience. There is someone... More 

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