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Madeira: Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira: Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 69.18 per person

Take a downhill ride in the Monte Toboggan Sledge from Monte to Funchal with your family or friends. Learn about history of Monte and its iconic sledge that was used as a downhill public transportation by locals.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, Ribeira Brava.
Private group


  • Visit the beautiful church of Monte
  • Take a ride full of emotions and adrenaline with the Toboggan Sled
  • Experience an unforgettable adventure with family and friends
Full description
Take a tour beyond the extraordinary with the Monte Toboggans Sled. Visitors from all over the world use this transport seeking a ride full of emotions and adrenaline. Embark on an unforgettable adventure ride with splendid views over the city. Begin the tour with a walk around the parish of Monte in the hills of Funchal. Visit the Largo da Fonte, a stunning square with its beautiful gardens from where you'll see the old train station. Learn about the history of the iconic sled that was used as a traditional form of public transportation by local residents in the 19th century. Continue the walking tour to see the beautiful church of Monte where the tomb of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor is located. In the end, it's time to take a fun downhill ride with the Toboggan sled to Funchal city.
  • Driver/local guide
  • Hotel/apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Free WIFI onboard,
  • Toboggan sled ride
  • Food and drinks
  • Pictures
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At Funchal Cruise Ship Port, Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal, 9004-518 Funchal, Portugal. Your guides will pick you up outside on the pier next to your cruise ship.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Vaping
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note that the largest sledge requires at least 3 passengers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • If it rains the sleds might not operate
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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December 14, 2022

It is a lot more tame than we expected really quite boring

October 25, 2022

super. to never forget and a super guide

September 28, 2022

Product ID: 336711