Carreiros do Monte

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: Tukxi Tour to Monte

2. Madeira: Tukxi Tour to Monte

Settled in your "Tukxi" (tuk-tuk taxi) with a local guide at the helm, your tour will begin with a drive up the hills of Funchal to the famous Village of Monte and to its famous Church, gardens and toboggan ride. On the way up the hill you will be able to appreciate some fantastic views over the city, and once up in the village of Monte, the guide will take you through the gardens to the famous 19th Century Church of “Our Lady of Monte”. Information about the village history will be provided along with some amazing photo opportunities. You can also experience the famous toboggan ride (paid separately). Your Tukxi driver will meet you at the end of your toboggan ride, at which point you will journey comfortably back to your point of origin.

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

3. 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

The best of Madeira in one day

4. The best of Madeira in one day

The first part of your tour involves exploring Monte, you will have the opportunity to go down the hill in a very unique way - in a traditional basket cart! These carts are a staple of local culture and offer an exciting and fun experience as you roll down the hill. The next destination on your tour is Pico do Arieiro, which is the third highest peak on Madeira Island. Once you reach the top, you'll have incredible views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. This is a great place to take panoramic photos and admire the natural beauty of the island. After an exciting morning, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a delicious Madeiran lunch. In a local restaurant with delicious and authentic food, including dishes such as traditional Madeiran espetada and bolo do caco. After lunch, it's time to explore another impressive natural landmark of the island - Cabo Girão. This is the highest suspended glass platform in Europe and offers spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. If you're brave enough, you can even walk on the glass floor and see the ocean waves over 580 meters below you! Leaving the Cabo Girão Viewpoint, we will head straight to Porto Moniz, where we will discover natural pools of volcanic origin. These pools are formed by volcanic rocks and filled with salty ocean water. It is a very beautiful and very pleasant place. After visiting the natural pools of Porto Moniz we will head towards the Fanal Forest Park. This park is famous for its ancient twisted trees, which look like they came straight from a movie set. It is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place to relax and enjoy. So, after a wonderful day full of good experiences, we went back to the hotel, certain that we had an unforgettable tour.

Monte Toboggan Private Tour - Eco-friendly

5. Monte Toboggan Private Tour - Eco-friendly

Settled in your "Tukxi" (tuk-tuk taxi) with a local guide at the helm, your tour will begin with a drive up the hills of Funchal to the famous Village of Monte and to its famous Church, gardens and toboggan ride in a 100% electric tuktuk. On the way up the hill you will be able to appreciate some fantastic views over the city, and once up in the village of Monte, the guide will take you through the gardens to the famous 19th Century Church of “Our Lady of Monte”. Information about the village history will be provided along with some amazing photo opportunities. You can also experience the famous toboggan ride (paid separately). Your Tukxi driver will meet you at the end of your toboggan ride, at which point you will journey comfortably back to your point of origin.

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Carreiros do Monte: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

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: Tukxi Tour to Monte

Madeira: Tukxi Tour to Monte

Settled in your "Tukxi" (tuk-tuk taxi) with a local guide at the helm, your tour will begin with a drive up the hills of Funchal to the famous Village of Monte and to its famous Church, gardens and toboggan ride. On the way up the hill you will be able to appreciate some fantastic views over the city, and once up in the village of Monte, the guide will take you through the gardens to the famous 19th Century Church of “Our Lady of Monte”. Information about the village history will be provided along with some amazing photo opportunities. You can also experience the famous toboggan ride (paid separately). Your Tukxi driver will meet you at the end of your toboggan ride, at which point you will journey comfortably back to your point of origin.

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

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

The best of Madeira in one day

The best of Madeira in one day

The first part of your tour involves exploring Monte, you will have the opportunity to go down the hill in a very unique way - in a traditional basket cart! These carts are a staple of local culture and offer an exciting and fun experience as you roll down the hill. The next destination on your tour is Pico do Arieiro, which is the third highest peak on Madeira Island. Once you reach the top, you'll have incredible views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. This is a great place to take panoramic photos and admire the natural beauty of the island. After an exciting morning, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a delicious Madeiran lunch. In a local restaurant with delicious and authentic food, including dishes such as traditional Madeiran espetada and bolo do caco. After lunch, it's time to explore another impressive natural landmark of the island - Cabo Girão. This is the highest suspended glass platform in Europe and offers spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. If you're brave enough, you can even walk on the glass floor and see the ocean waves over 580 meters below you! Leaving the Cabo Girão Viewpoint, we will head straight to Porto Moniz, where we will discover natural pools of volcanic origin. These pools are formed by volcanic rocks and filled with salty ocean water. It is a very beautiful and very pleasant place. After visiting the natural pools of Porto Moniz we will head towards the Fanal Forest Park. This park is famous for its ancient twisted trees, which look like they came straight from a movie set. It is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place to relax and enjoy. So, after a wonderful day full of good experiences, we went back to the hotel, certain that we had an unforgettable tour.

Monte Toboggan Private Tour - Eco-friendly

Monte Toboggan Private Tour - Eco-friendly

Settled in your "Tukxi" (tuk-tuk taxi) with a local guide at the helm, your tour will begin with a drive up the hills of Funchal to the famous Village of Monte and to its famous Church, gardens and toboggan ride in a 100% electric tuktuk. On the way up the hill you will be able to appreciate some fantastic views over the city, and once up in the village of Monte, the guide will take you through the gardens to the famous 19th Century Church of “Our Lady of Monte”. Information about the village history will be provided along with some amazing photo opportunities. You can also experience the famous toboggan ride (paid separately). Your Tukxi driver will meet you at the end of your toboggan ride, at which point you will journey comfortably back to your point of origin.

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What people are saying about Carreiros do Monte

Overall rating

4.8
(14 reviews)

What a fantastic day. Robson and Katy are great tour guide, friendly and accommodating ( we wanted to stop in a local bakery for coffee which was no problem).The sites we saw were great. The toboggans a must and the natural swimming pools stunning. We were collected from our hotel and dropped back to a different location at our request. We were even able to change the tour by a day with 24 hrs notice as our original flight was cancelled. I would highly recommend this as q whistle stop tour of some great sites. That said , it didn't feel rushed at all. Thanks Katy and Robson for a fantastic day. Fiona

We had the most wonderful time in Madeira. . .arranged by Luis and executed brilliantly by Fabio. His knowledge of the island was amazing, he explained everything to us in an entertaining way and we saw all the sights (except the taboggan ride was closed, sigh) Fabio more than made up for it for the rest of the tour, highly recommended!

Our guide was azaming and very accommodating, had lots of knowledge of the area plus he took us to areas that were not on the list which we appreciated very much. I highly recommond their tours and would use this services again. Thank you for a great day in showing us all the beatiful spots of Maderia.

this tour is worth every Euro you spend. Best Madeira Vacation experience ever!

A great experience with a great guide/driver. We can only recommend it.