The Sledges

The Monte Sledges are made of wicker and mounted on two wooden runners. They are traditionally handcrafted by skilled craftsmen and master carpenters, experts in the hand wicker-making technique from the mid 1800 in a classic, artisanal method and using the finest local wicker and wood to ensure that a high standard of quality is applied to each Sledge.


The Toboggans Sledges are powered by two sledge drivers called “Carreiros”, dressed in white and wearing the typical hats known as "Straw boaters", also they use rubber soled boots, so that they are able to stop the sledge when necessary by making use of their boots as brakes. The trust and expertise of these people, have contributed to great recognition by the country and the tourists.