Madeira Toboggan Ride on Traditional Wicker Basket Sledges
Take a toboggan ride in the traditional basket sledges which date back to early 19th century when they were used as a means of transport by the local residents who wanted to travel quickly from the village of Monte to the city of Funchal.
For many years toboggan riding from Monte has been a very popular tourist attraction.
The Toboggans are dive by two runners, dressed in white and wearing the typical hats known as straw boaters.
The descent from Monte to Livramento is approximately 2 Kms and take about 10 minutes to complete.
Monte itself is a well known beauty spot famous for its beautiful lush gardens and splendid views over the city and beyond. The route to Livramento is in a very picturesque area and thrilling ride of up to 30 Kms per hour is guaranteed!
2 Persons – 30€
3 Persons – 45€
From Monday to Saturday from 09h00 to 18h00
2 Kms (Monte to Livramento) – 10 minutes
Caminho do Monte nº4
GPS: 32°40’31.32″N – 16°54’9.67″W
Taxi: Caminho do Monte nº4
Bus: #20 #21 #48
Cable Car: Funchal-Monte – (one-way)