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Review of Monte Cable Car

Monte Cable Car
Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Felt like I had forgotten my skis! Great to get a good from the top. The sledge ride down is fun, but beware taxi drivers at the bottom, they are rip off merchants, demanding €25 to take you back to town which is 6 kilometers, but you can ask about ane get one cheaper.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We traveled to Monte by cable car, there was no queue at either end and the views of Funchal from the cable car are quite spectacular

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a very gentle way of getting to Monte. No steep hills, sharp turns or terrifying driving. The ride is very smooth and no bumps going over the "pillars" and no drops on the other side of the "pillars" like you get on some cable cars in the Alps. Didn't sway at all. Wonderful views. Get a combined ticket to go on this cable car and the one over to the Botanic Garden and entry to the garden. There was a cruise ship in port when I went but no queues.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The best way to reach Monte, giving access to the Chuch, the gardens and the not to be missed tobbogan run, The views of Funchal, especially the harbour were terrific. For a couple it will cost around 90 euros that includes cable car 1 way 20 euros, tobbogan 30 euros, cab fare at the bottom, a rather expensive 25 euros, tip for the pushers 5 euros and the not to be missed photo on the tobbogan 10 euros

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Given this a low mark because I was terrified, although it is a perfectly respectable and efficient service. It got windier as we went up the mountain and there was too much swaying for my liking. Refused to come down the same way but luckily there is a local bus! A tip: avoid this if there is a cruise liner in the harbour as there will be a big queue.

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