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Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride

#14 of 92 Tours in Funchal
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Address: Monte Palace / Church, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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great thrill, unique experiene

After reaching monte, most likely by cable car, most visitors head for the toboggan run, and what great thrill. Ive not seen this anywhere in the world...great experience and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ChilliAndGarlic
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reaching monte, most likely by cable car, most visitors head for the toboggan run, and what great thrill. Ive not seen this anywhere in the world...great experience and a must for thrill seekers. What is it? basically, so sit in a whicker basket sled and it is pushed and guided down approx. 2 miles of winding streets by 2... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the cable car to the top and had a return ticket so we weren't sure what happened at the end of the toboggan ride. There were 3 of us and we had to split up 2 in one ride and 1 in another. The ride is longer than you expect and great fun. We were spun around like... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A really fun way to come down the hill! At 10 euros we thought it was well worth it, a couple of miles sliding. Down a very shiny road with two men with rope in the back steering you down. Suitable for all, not bumpy, great fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do but bear in mind that it's €30 euro plus €10 for the professional pic they offer and then a further €15 for a taxi ride back into town as the toboggan finishes some miles from Funchal centre. Definitely worth doing as it's unique and fun.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reverted to kids on a sled on this silly ride down the mountain What fun we had laughing all the way down as our two gentleman peddlers kept us on course but turning from side to side.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a long walk round the gardens have a relaxing sit down, not. My wife was squealing and I was giggling like a school girl. It might be a 2km trip but it only takes 5 mins, it is exciting particularly when they spin it sideways on. You don't get strapped in but you aren't likely to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit like tea at Reids this is another "must do"!! It is expensive and you are not told that there is either a long walk or taxi ride of about 6km back to town once the sled finishes. We incorporated the ride with the cable car up and a trip round Monte botanical gardens

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do if you've never done it. However, it is rather expensive for the time you are actually on the toboggan, and then there is the photo and convenient stop at the gift shop. You don't get taken right back to Funchal, so you have to catch 2 busses which are not very regular, or take a taxi. Ends... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would have been 5* but for the Eu30 price tag however we were determined to do it. Hurtling down the hill being steered from behind by two men was exhilarating. If you accept the offer of a taxi ride from the bottom back into town agree a price first, Eu10 max, we didn't and paid the price. I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a lovely holiday in Funchal, Madeira. One of the things we wanted to do was to go on the Toboggan Sled Ride. It took me a while to get my confidence to do it, however, so glad I did. You sit comfortably in the sled, enough for two people and hold on. There were two men behind... More 

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