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Activities in Funchal

Madeira Basket Ride

4 reviews | 49 travellers
highly recommended experience
10 Maria De
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
Per group from
US$ 76.40
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Enjoy a unique experience on this downhill ride from Funchal. You'll slide down the streets of Monte on the most famous transport method on the island: baskets.

Enjoy a unique experience on this downhill ride from Funchal. You'll slide down the streets of Monte on the most famous transport method on the island: baskets.

Madeira Basket Ride

At the agreed time we'll pick you up at your hotel in Funchal or the cruise port. We'll then take a 20 minutes tuk-tuk ride to Monte. Ready to experience a unique adventure on Madeira Island?

Once we reach the highest point in the city, we'll get on the Cestas da Madeira to begin a 2-kilometer downhill ride pulled by the famous carreiros. Did you know that this wicker sled tradition has been around for over 100 years?

From a height of 585 meters above sea level, you'll get the best views of the region as you slide down. Plus, it'll be a super fun ride.

We'll explore old roads, stop at some viewpoints and visit one of the most important spots on the tour, the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte, where the tomb of Charles I of Habsburg, the last emperor of Austria, is located.

After an hour and a half, we'll head back to the starting point in Funchal, ending the activity.

Pick up

On the day of the activity, we'll pick you up from your hotel in the city center or at the port of Funchal. If you are not staying at the city center or can not make it to the port of Funchal, to join the tour you must head to Avenida Sa Carneiro.


The maximum capacity of the Madeira Baskets is 3 people. If you are more than 3 people, you can make a new reservation of 1, 2 or 3 people until your group is complete.

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This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

1 person 2 people 3 people
US$ 76.40
US$ 81.50
US$ 96.70
  • 1 person

    US$ 76.40
  • 2 people

    US$ 81.50
  • 3 people

    US$ 96.70

* Children under 6 years old are not allowed to take part in this activity.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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50 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pickup and drop off/Pick up at the port and drop off

Transport by tuk tuk

Basket ride

English–speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Physical: Not wheelchair accessible. Show more

Intellectual: Varies according to the attraction included.

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All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
Per group from
US$ 76.40

Meeting point

Avenida Sa Carneiro

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