Marie.. The town of Funchal is built on the side of a large hill overlooking the bay. For the basket ride you are shuttled to the top, and climb in big "baskets" and the "baskets" are guided/pulled/pushed down through the streets by locals.
Last time there I was suffering with some back problems, so Mrs. Kuki went without me, and enjoyed it. So... think I'll put it on my list for this visit.
Tweety.. LIKE the new artwork