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Going on an adventure? Take the plunge and compare travel quotes now!


  • Beneficial cover for those going on an adventure and activity filled holiday
  • Compare policies that could come in handy if you injure yourself body boarding in Oz or kayaking in Canada
  • Cover for your camera and camcorder, so if it gets lost or stolen you may not need to fork out for a new one



What is adventure travel insurance?

If you’re going on an action packed holiday filled with excitement and activities, an adventure policy could help you to afford medical treatment should you fall ill or have an accident during your travels.

    • Taking part in adventurous sports and activities holds a greater risk in getting injured
    • The cost of being flown back to the UK after an accident could run into thousands of pounds
    • Adventure holidays are becoming more popular with older travellers, with 40% of over 50s parents wanting to travel more after retirement*

*Figures taken from the survey carried our by Thomas Cook in 2011 (Find out more here)

Sports and activities

Check your policy documents for activities that could be covered before buying your preferred policy; these are usually listed in the terms and conditions of the policy. Here are some of the activities that could be covered, although these may vary between insurers:

    • Bungee jumping
    • Jet skiing
    • Going on safari
    • Paragliding
    • Quad biking
    • Some policies may offer cover for charity/conservation work

Some policies could offer personal accident and liability cover as standard for some activities. Your policy might require you to contact your insurer in advance to check if you’re covered for the activity you’re planning to take part in. Activities that an insurer considers to be ‘hazardous’ might require additional cover with a higher excess or premium.

For winter sports activities like skiing and snowboarding you might want to consider specialist winter sports cover.

      What else could travel insurance for adventure holidays cover?

        • Your travel documents, valuables and luggage could also be covered against loss or damage
        • You could also be covered for holiday and flight cancellations if you're forced to cancel or cut your trip short due to an emergency or industrial strikes
        • Your legal expenses, personal accident and liability could also be covered if you find yourself in any legal trouble

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Travel insurance tips

    • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your travel party may have, especially if the adventure activity you’re planning may aggravate your condition
    • Don't just go for the cheapest policy, as it could limit the level of cover you receive
    • Insurers could restrict activities and adventurous sports cover that they allow, so it's vital that you check policy exclusions and activities you are planning
    • It's important that you report your items lost, stolen or damaged within 24 hours (most insurers require a written policy report, proof of purchase and value of the item)
    • Take a look at our recommended list of travel apps that could make your travelling a little easier

Want to know more? Take a look at our tips on getting insurance for adventure holidays.

Why compare adventure travel insurance with Confused.com?

The sooner you get your travel insurance, the sooner you can jump into your adventure. Let us do the hard work so you can concentrate on packing the right sunblock and shorts.

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  • We aim to provide the best level of cover based on your preferences
  • We compare travel quotes from up to 44 travel insurers including GreatCover.com and 24DrTravel insurance
  • Easy quote process that could only take a few minutes to complete

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