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Madeira: 3-Hour Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

1. Madeira: 3-Hour Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

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.

Madeira: Funchal Baskets Tuk-Tuk Express Tour

2. Madeira: Funchal Baskets Tuk-Tuk Express Tour

Enjoy this adventurous tour of Monte Village and Funchal with an exhilarating toboggan ride at the end. Admire beautifully decorated streets and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. Starting at the Old Town, see the “painted doors” throughout the streets of Santa Maria, where numerous doors were painted by different artists giving this street a unique glow. Also, admire the picturesque details of cobblestone floors and the façades of the old houses on Rue de Santa Maria. Next, continue towards Monte and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. The structure that is visible today for all its visitors was completed back in 1818 and is one of the most sought sites by churchgoers and tourists in general. After visiting Monte, dare to ride some toboggans, or more commonly known as “Carreiros do Monte." Toboggan riding was traditionally a means of transportation by locals who wanted to travel quickly from Monte´s village to Funchal. This adventurous and old-fashioned transportation appeared around the 1850s and is still in use today.


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What people are saying about Monte

The Tukxi tour to Monte on February 3rd, 2020 was great, the weather was wonderful. We were 6 people and had 2 tukxis of 3 people each (2 adults, 1 child). We were picked up directly from our cruise ship AIDAnova. The guide was the kata and the victor, the two of them were very personable and explained everything very well. The basket sleigh ride down from Monte was great, you should definitely do it. At the end we were dropped off in the center in front of the market hall and could explore Funchal on our own. It was a wonderful trip.

Great tour with a very nice driver, lots of information. We all enjoyed it - including the kids - very much. The pick-up after the very recommendable basket sleigh ride is also practical. An extra stop at the CR7 Museum was easily possible. Top price / performance ratio compared to corresponding tours to be booked on the cruise ship.

Enjoyed the tour and interesting taxi! Guides were educated and considerate. Loved the basket ride down the street. That was cra6! Never had that experience.

Nadja brought us to Monte very well. You have to see the park

Everything was perfect - on time, friendly, competent