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US$ 86.80
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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.

Groups

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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Price

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

1 person 2 people 3 people
English tour
US$ 86.80
US$ 92.50
US$ 109.90

English tour

  • 1 person

    US$ 86.80
  • 2 people

    US$ 92.50
  • 3 people

    US$ 109.90

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

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

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.

Included

Hotel pick up 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.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

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.

Per group from
US$ 86.80
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

Meeting point

Avenida Sa Carneiro