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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

Church Monte Palace, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
+351-291-783-919
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Great fun, if pricey!

A real one off, good fun, and skilfully manned by the tobogganists. We felt perfectly safe, though... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CaptainBlackmore
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Toboggan ride spoiled by rip-off taxi return ride

Go on the toboggan ride said the lady at the post office when I went to collect my euros. So yeah... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cibea
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Church Monte Palace, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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+351-291-783-919

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A real one off, good fun, and skilfully manned by the tobogganists. We felt perfectly safe, though it was steep and relatively fast. Don't bother with a taxi down though, walk... it will take you down through pretty if steep residential streets. We went as...More

Thank CaptainBlackmore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go on the toboggan ride said the lady at the post office when I went to collect my euros. So yeah, the toboggan was fun, and the cost of €15 per person was ok. The toboggan guys told us the return taxi would be €9....More

Thank Cibea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic fun and a must if you visit Funchal. Enjoy the ride down from Monte, then take a leisurely walk downhill back to the town rather than take a taxi. Expensive yes, but great experience.

Thank simon2307
Reviewed 1 week ago

To the best of my knowledge a very unique experience. Wasn't sure what quite to expect, but it was a bit of a laugh. The toboggans get up to a decent speed and the two guys controlling the sled try hard to increase the thrill...More

Thank ferguson99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhilarating ride down from Monte to Funchal takes you back in time. Well worth the €15 per person cost.

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really good fun and one of those things that you kind of have to do in Madeira. The only down side was that it was hideously expensive for what it was. 30 euros for a 5 minute ride seems excessive to me. We...More

Thank Kirsty F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the cable car to the Monte gardens and then came down in the basket toboggin. It was fantastic. The skill that they have in controlling the basket is amazing. We video coming down which is great to watch back. You can also...More

Thank Jane U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please go on this ride if only for the experience!! It's great fun a bit scary but that makes it all the better.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience it was great people moan about the price but it was worth every cent. It is safe exciting and exhilarating not to be missed

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a must. You can not come to Madeira and not do this. It's brilliant fun and well worth €45 for 3 people. The guys deserve a tip at the end of the ride. You can walk back down to the marina after or get...More

Thank Suze E
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SueLyle
16 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel H | Reviewed this property |
We were 30 euros for 5 of us in a large taxi from the bottom end of the toboggans.
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SueLyle
16 May 2017|
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Response from BruceTheSheep | Reviewed this property |
As others have noted the standard rate is about 20-25 Euros, but there is a good bus service at both ends of the ride for less than 6 Euros so that's what I'd recommend (it's what we did).
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Darren C
1 May 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
My advice is, if you decide to give a tip, have the money ready in advance. We were pressured to give a tip & in my haste to get away I handed over a €20 note when I had meant to give a €5.
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