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Caminho Babosas 8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-541, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Had to compare this ride with ones in Italy and Switzerland so was not impressed with view over rooftops or dangling over a busy road or someone's washing line. Your photo is taken before car starts and someone is waiting with it for you to...More

Thank durhamd
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Excellent experience for those not uncomfortable with heights!

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Cliff1234
Reviewed 12 June 2012

tourists aren't told enough how cheap the taxis are in Madeira, a taxi to Monte was only 17Euros, which if there is more than one of you works out a lot cheaper than the cable cars. However the views are superb from this car.

Date of experience: June 2012
4  Thank daveyh87
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I was a little wary but it was fantastic. You just have to do it.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Enjoyed approx 15 minute ride up over City in cable-car. Great views down to sea and over the City slopes. Got a little warm three-quarters up until welcome breeze closer to top. Plenty to see at the top and opportunity to have a drink or...More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank gotogo007
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Very enjoyable and lengthy cable car ride, great views of Funchal.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank fatblokegolfer
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We had this high on our list of "must do's", and we were not disappointed. There were no queues, we just walked in, bought our tickets and got into a gondola and off we went to Monte. It's quite an odd sensation as at times...More

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Dugb
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Great experience. Used the cable car to do the Toboggan run and visit the church, which were both very enjoyable. However, toboggans only go half way down, so having to get a taxi either back to the top or down to the bottom and being...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank lynwbsg
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Fairly quiet when we went so just walked straight on and had a gondola to ouselves

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank 56RDG
Reviewed 5 June 2012

s[ectacular views where you can really appreciate the island

Date of experience: May 2012
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Tracey S
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Response from 752spikec | Reviewed this property |
Early in the day as soon as it opens as if cruise ships come in there is a long wait
Melanie T
25 February 2019|
Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
Its a long walk and very steep. Use the local bus or group together for a taxi (ignore the first few drivers and the taxi price magically drops)
Melanie T
25 February 2019|
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Response from docloc56 | Reviewed this property |
It is 11 euros one way and 16 euros return. If you do the toboggan be carful of the taxi drivers trying to rip you off, there is a fairly regular bus back down about a 5 mins walk from the bottom of the toboggan ride (just... More