Madeira is becoming more and more attractive and easier to explore for those who decide to visit the island. For instance, Monte has two cable cars!
Besides the cable car to the famous parish of Monte, there is a cable car at the Botanical Gardens, linking this highly popular tourist attraction with the charming village of Monte, is fully functioning since September 2005.
Funchal - Monte cable car makes the connection between Funchal and this charming parish on a very pleasant sightseeing trip, while the Botanical - Monte cable car, consisting of 12 cabins, each with 8 seats, takes the visitors on about 15 unforgettable minutes (round-trip) on a new panoramic route with extraordinary views of Funchal bay and over the River of João Gomes, an area of rare exotic beauty comprising an important nucleus of Laurissilva forest.
An additional asset of this cable car is that it also provides a faster access to the levada walks of Tornos, Bom Sucesso and Curral dos Romeiros, which are very popular with keen walkers.
Since in the first two months of its opening, the Botanical Gardens cable car transported more than 6,000 people, most of which were tourists, the managing company decided to provide promotional tickets, combining the ride in the cable car with a visit to the Botanical Gardens.
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00 h
There is a combined ticket for the Botanical Garden Cable Car + Botanical Garden entry.