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Carreiros do Monte: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

1. Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

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, 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.

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

2. Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Have you ever wanted to go on a tuk-tuk tour, but wanted something more personalized to your own taste? We present you Myway, a tuk-tuk tour journey in which you can pick not only the unique places you want to visit, but also for how long, and when. How amazing is that? With this service, you will be able to pick from more than 25 unique places, to design your own exclusive tour ride, with one of our storytellers/guides. Whether you wish to visit Monte’s Palace, Cabo Girão Viewpoint, or even of the Cathedral at Funchal, you name it, and we will make it happen. Not only you will be able to get to know some of the most beautiful scenery, the best places, and the most spectacular roads, but we will also provide you with some background history of the places you choose to visit. Plan the itinerary of your dreams when coming to visit Madeira island, just see on the specifications which ones you would wish to see. Bear in mind that if there might be one specific place that isn’t included on our list, describe it to us, to see if it is possible to visit it. Remember, there is no wrong place, there are only a great many possibilities to make this journey a memorable one. Also, there is no losing side to this journey because all places, even the roads to get there, are simply breathtaking. So, dream it, design it, and let us make your dream tuk-tuk tour of your dreams possible. - Funchal Old Town - Câmara de Lobos - Botanical Garden - Palheiro Gardens - Monte Tropical Garden - Monte Toboggans - Nuns Valley - Cabo Girão - Garajau - Pico Areeiro - Cable Cars - Viewpoints & More

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What people are saying about Carreiros do Monte

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

We were received on time by Andrea, our super knowledgeable, super friendly and always flexible guide. Slowed down, we were taken by tuksi through Funchal to Monte. She had a massive amount of information and local knowledge. Arriving at the sled, she said: "It will take an hour until departure, but no problem, I'll wait (she still has half an hour, which we paid for). We then took the sledge, which was actually available after an hour. Andrea then waited for us and then went through the rest of the program with us, even though we had already overrun an hour. Thank you very much for that. All in all we were super satisfied and can only advise everyone: if you take Andrea for a city tour, then it works. Finally, she gave us a restaurant tip, where we ate scabbard fish with banana. Fantastic. My summary of the decelerated city tour: Andrea

We felt very comfortable with our tuk tuk driver Andrea. We can highly recommend this excursion, an experience. The tuk tuk was right on time in front of the ship and our journey led first to the Monte, where we got on the sled. At the end of the trip, Andrea was ready and drove with us for another 1.5 hours through the city and old town and explained the sights to us. Thank you again from Marion and Hilda

Luis is the best tuktuk driver in Madeira. With passion and heart he showed us his homeland and the breathtaking landscape of Madeira. The communication in advance about the desired route and pick-up station was very uncomplicated. We would recommend him again and again and hope to see him again.

From the beginning everything was professional, very good and Quick conversation. The tuktuk driver showed and explained! everything you should know and she showes a lot of amaizing places. You cannot do anything wrong by booking this tuktuk ride. Thanks a lot to Andrea and her crew behind.

Excellent Service and a Great Tour picked us up direct from our ship.