When on holiday it is essential to ensure that all areas of your holiday are covered by your insurance policy and not just the canyoning trip. Therefore always remember to fully read the terms and conditions. If you have just taken out insurance and realise it doesn’t fully cover you, then don’t worry, remember that you have a 14 day cooling off period with any insurance policy. It is a good idea to explore all insurance options as, if canyoning is a one off holiday activity, it may be better to look at a single trip policy or even a single activity policy.
Listed below are two policies which offer abseiling cover but please do check the policy documents carefully to ensure they meet your requirements fully.
JS Travel Insurance specialise in cover for adventure sports. They offer canyoning insurance as part of their travel insurance as long as all recommended safety equipment is worn and the activity is adequately supervised. A quote from JS Travel Insurance can be gained from the bottom of their page on canyoning insurance.
Don’t worry if you have a pre-existing medical condition, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get insurance as JS Travel Insurance specialise in this cover as well.
SportsCover Direct offer insurance which covers canyoning. They offer several different policies such as single trip policy and multi trip cover for world-wide holidays. SportsCover Direct also provide an ‘ActivityTop Up’ which means that there is no need to duplicate insurance policies, you are able to add this top up onto any other insurance policy if it doesn’t cover canyoning and you will then be covered for the canyoning activity. This can be useful for back-packing or the one-off holiday activity.
It is important to ensure you have the correct equipment and are covered for all aspects of your canyoning trip. Equipment includes climbing hardware, static ropes, wetsuits, helmets, specially designed shoes, rope bags, packs and warm clothing. The most common injuries gained from canyoning are fractures and breaks from falling. Other risks are excess water flows or undercurrents which can cause drowning, flash floods that can be extreme and unexpected, hypothermia or heat exhaustion and potholes which can pose a risk to walkers. Despite the seemingly large number of risks, canyoning can be undertaken by those of all ages and abilities.
This content was last reviewed on 10/12/2018