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“When in Funchal you must Toboggan”

Wicker Toboggan Sled Ride
Ranked #32 of 119 Tours in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It is not cheap but why not, you are only in Funchal once. It is one of those thing you want to have done when in Funchal. These rides was a convenient way for the rich people to get down to the city center back in the days so it was nice to have experienced it. What I can really recommend is once the ride is over, to walk the the last part of the hill down to the city center. The Toboggad sled ride takes you to two third of the way down, the last part you can walk or take a taxi. We walked straight down and it was a nice and easy walk along beautiful buildings and local houses.

By the way, once you are on the sled ride remember to smile for the guy running out on the street with a camera. I was not expecting that and thought it was a random tourist taking photos on us. The photo was so funny I had to buy it :)

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

It's worth experiencing this local attraction, even though it's a little expensive. It costs 30 euro for two persons and another 10 euro if you want to buy the picture at the end. But it's a fun and exciting trip down the steep streets of Funchal. The length of the ride is about 2 km and takes a couple of minutes. We recommend to take a city bus up to Monte and the sledge down. At the top you can enjoy great views and see the beautiful church. The sledge only takes you some of the way back down to Funchal, but it's a nice 20-minutes walk back to the city centre. Taking a taxi is not neccessary.

1  Thank Maria K
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very much a thing to do while in Funchal- Good fun. Minor criticism is the time between sleds leaving. It should be a bit more spaced out. It felt as though ours could have gone faster, but the "brakes" were being applied to avoid is hitting the slower sled in front.

At the bottom, there are gangs of taxi drivers offering to take you the rest of the way down to town (about 1.5mil/ 2km). Price quoted ranged from15-20e. Number 19 bus does the same job for 1.30e-1.95e each. Tourist hop on/off bus also does route

1  Thank David K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Fully intended to travel back down by the cable car but decided to go back down this way on the spur of the moment as there was no que and knew we would regret it later we really enjoyed it went faster than we thought and had us laughing all the way. It goes about halfway down to the town and we walked the rest of the way only takes about twenty five minutes we were not asked for a tip at the end and did buy the photo for 10 euros yes it is touristy but oh so much fun

1  Thank sarah s
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a must - but it is NOT as scary as it looks! Let the tobboganeers take a photo of you on the way down, instead of the "official" photographers: they charge €10 for a 2 cent digital photograph! Haggle with a cab driver to take you back into the centre of town!

1  Thank GED2804
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