The famous association “Carros de Cesto do Monte” was estabilished in 1850 and operates using small “wickerbasket” or vine sledges with the capacity for 2 people, pushed by two “Carreiros” or guides.
There was a time when the basket sledges were used by the inhabitants as a means of rapid transportation between the village of Monte and the city of Funchal, but nowadays the “Carros de Cesto” are mostly enjoyed by tourists. A ride lasting only 2km, but with the most beautiful view over Funchal to the horizon.
After a descent of pure adrenaline, nothing better than a relaxing catamaran trip to observe cetaceans or just see the Sunset from the sea. We’ll be waiting for you after your descent!