So, another day we went up to Monte by cable car. We were deciding whether to come down by cable, bus or taxi, when a fourth option occured to us: we could all squeeze into a wicker toboggan and be pushed down the mountain instead. Because crossing main roads in a basket would be fun.
The set-up is that you're in a toboggan (some had holes in the floors, but ours was pretty intact). There's a guy on either side, dressed like they should be punting down the Cam. They have some rope-pulley-système going. Going around corners feels like you're in a lemon box; you can hear every inch of the wood creaking under the pressure.
The best bit was coming to a main intersection: we could see two cars, hear a third, and there was an auld fellah crossing the road at his leisure. No attempt was made to adjust our speed. Bring it on!!
Thanks to Shona for unclutching one hand to film the whole experience. Brilliant!