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Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Activity provider: Botanical Garden Cable Car
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Admire the views of the city of Funchal, the mountains, and the sea as you ride on the Botanical Garden cable car. Ride over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira and visit the village of Monte on top of the mountains surrounding Funchal.

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  • Ride the Funchal Botanical Garden cable car, with a choice of a single or round-trip ticket
  • Take in stunning views of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea
  • Travel between the important attractions of Monte village and the Botanical Garden
Full description
Climb aboard the Botanical Garden cable car and ride to the mountains surrounding the city of Funchal. Botanical garden cable car is situated between 10-12 minutes (by car) from Funchal city center. Start out near the Botanical Garden, located about 3 kilometers from the center of Funchal. The Botanical Garden was created in 1960 and quickly became one of the major attractions on the island of Madeira. The cable car will take you over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira, passing forest-covered mountains. Take some spectacular photos of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes. Your trip ends at the village of Monte, at an elevation of 1,025 meters above sea level. Monte is a small village that was initially a health resort for the upper classes in the early 20th century. Today it is one of Funchal’s main attractions and the site for trying a toboggan ride down the hill. Depending on the option selected you can end your journey in Monte or take the cable car back to the Botanical Garden. The cable car was designed and operates in accordance with the most strict European and international security standards, ensuring that you can focus on enjoying the ride.
  • Cable car ticket (1-way or round-trip, depending on option booked)
  • Botanical Garden admission ticket
  • Toboggan ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that your cable car ticket doesn't include access to the Botanical Garden, however you can easily get your admission ticket on the spot
  • If you have a round-trip cable car ticket you should validate the ticket on both directions on the
  • same day
  • Children under 15 years of age should be accompanied by an adult
  • After the tickets are issued refunds are not possible (except in the case of severe weather conditions, technical malfunction, or energy failure)
  • The Botanical garden cable car ride is only to/from Monte to the Botanical Garden. It is not located in the Funchal center, so you should go by bus (31A or 29), taxi or by car instead
Customer reviews

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3.6 /5

based on 189 reviews

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The actual trip is around 10 minutes - not 15 as they advertise. During the trip you'll witness great views, but Madeira is one big great view anyway. Village on top is a nice one, but doesn't really take your breath away...unless you consider steep hills which will take your breath away because it's not easy to walk in there. In general, we spent around 1,5 hours in there. Was a nice trip.

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May 16, 2022

Very nice experience to go to the botanical gardens. Even in August it is still beautiful to view the garden. I do have a tip. You have 2 ziplines. The first is that from the harbor you go all the way to Palace Monte. And after that you have to walk to the other funicular that goes to the botanical gardens. This ticket is only for that second cable car. For the first cable car you still have to buy tickets at the counter there. A route ticket from there is €16 pp. It is better to drive to Palace Monte. Park there for free and then take the second funicular to the Botanical Gardens. Everything is neatly indicated how to walk.

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August 28, 2020

Brilliant ride down from Monte Palace Gardens to the Botanical Gardens over the ravine. Done this way round the latter is a downhill exploration of the beautiful gardens (and the hillside is steep!). You can pay for a combined ticket for the cable car and gardens at the top. Or with this ticket garden entrance is €6 payable at the bottom as you enter. You have to go through the gardens, there is no exit to the road. From the main entrance bus nos 31 and 31A take you down to near Sāo Lourenço Palace on the front or it's a 40 minute walk. The route is easy to follow, but steep and has spectacular views of the harbour and town. If you're going to use the bus get a Giro card from the yellow Horarios booths on Avenida do Mar and pay for however many journeys you want - cost per ride €1.35 versus €1.95 on the bus. The Giro card costs a one off payment of €0.50. If you buy ten tickets at a time they cost €1.25 each.

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January 15, 2020

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