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“A defo must do ...if visiting maderia”

Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride
Ranked #16 of 105 Tours in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A defo must do ...if visiting maderia”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Came here in january as part of a thomson cruise but done the trip to monte on our own. We got the cable car to the top and done the toboggan ride down. Was not as scary as I thought it would be as you can go as fast or slow as you want...just tell them before . Takes about 5-6 minutes to get down hill. Really good fun. They stop half way to take a picture that they will try to sell you at the end but we didn't buy it. Think the toboggan ride was about 30 euros between us. At the other end I would recommend paying for a taxi as we were daft enough to walk down hill thinking it didn't look far......it took us best part of an hour down a steep hill, ok if you are a mountain climber I suppose. Defo recommend this trip if in funchal as its a trip you would never get to do anywhere else again.

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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Pricey, but worth the once in the lifetime”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Hold on because it's like nothing else before. I haven't read about any accidents but it stayed fresh in my mind. Still, way different from anything else. Combine it with tropical garden and one way cable ride. Negotiate taxi to 10 euros and team up with another couple for the ride back to downtown.

Visited February 2013
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fast and smooth”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I expected it to be bumpy but it wasn't. We went very fast and the only way our handlers had to slow us down was to zig-zag. This meant we were hurtling towards the wall at the side for a lot of the time. I didn't like that but my husband did! As well as the 2 guys with us there were people posted where the route intersected roads - altogether a fairly labour intensive service. At a cost of 30 euros for 2 of us the price seems ok to me.

Visited February 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Long before setting off on holiday we decided to give this a go. In Madeira everyone we met from the UK made out that this was a hairy ride and naturally convinced this to be so. Well it wasn't.We were expecting it to break into a sudden outburst of speed but no. For the cost (15 euro each) we were left naturally disappointed. Now we were warned that the ride stopped halfway down the mountain in the middle of no where. So we were all prepared to walk the rest of the way to town but it is a heck of a trek when you then have to walk a long way back to your hotel! So if you are going to walk back, then break your journey.

Visited January 2013
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Cricklade, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A very different way to come down a hill”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Loved the sled ride down and I agree with previous reviews. Did not like the taxi prices. There is a cafe at the top and the bottom. And there are toilets.

Visited January 2013
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