Carros de Cesto do Monte in Madeira

Dare to live one of the most popular and thrilling experiences in Madeira.

Carros de Cesto do Monte en Madeira
Carros de Cesto do Monte en Madeira
© AP Turismo da Madeira

Carreiras de Monte or Carros de Cesto do Monte is one of the most popular activities in Madeira. You have to let yourself glide on a wicker sledge through the steep streets which link Monte with Funchal.

To enjoy this experience, you have to go up to Monte city, located at a considerable height, close of Funchal. Here you can wait for your turn, with the rest of the adventurous tourists, to go down towards the capital in a wicker basket, mounted over two wood shafts and a metal basis.

The sledges are run through the stone pavement and through steep streets by two guides, who wear boots with a thick rubber sole to stop the sledge and to avoid being knocked over.

Currently, descents are not made to Funchal, but the races end in Livramento neighbourhood, which means 2 kilometres of vertiginous descent. The price goes around 15€ per person.

For many visitors this experience is an unforgettable moment. If you are up to new experiences, do not hesitate to try!

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