Who said Madeira was boring? If you want to try a novel form of transport, take the cable-car from Funchal

From Funchal take the cable-car to the hilltop town of Monte (which is well worth exploration in its own right), and then ride back down the steep streets in a carro de cesto, a sort of wicker toboggan.

The ride down takes about 20 minutes in total.

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Harriet is our 'Carro de Cesto' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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