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Generous cover for over 100 sports and activities included in every travel insurance policy with Holiday Extras

Booking sports travel insurance

Sports activities can make a trip dynamic and exciting, but it's important to make sure that you're protected when you take part. Book Holiday Extras' holiday insurance to benefit from our wide range of policy protection levels.

Already included in your regular travel insurance policy is cover for 100+ sports. Ranging from high adrenaline sports like zip-lining and water-skiing to safari trekking and even just a kick around with a football. However, for any sports not included under your chosen holiday insurance policy, you must arrange additional cover with our team. So if you plan to take a ride on a camel, race snow mobiles, jet ski or quad bike then you must contact us on our FREE helpline to let us know.

Please note that if you plan to take part in any sports activities at a competitive or proffessional level, you must contact our team at 0800 093 1900 before arranging cover, as our standard policies may not apply.

Why Holiday Extras offers the best travel insurance for sports

We have two types of policies and three levels of cover to choose from, so finding the right sports travel insurance policy is simple and affordable. Whether you purchase a single trip or a annual multi-trip policy, you will be covered for travel across the UK, Europe and worldwide. All of our levels of cover include financial protection for cancellation and medical costs, personal possessions cover and 24/7 emergency assistance:

  • £5,00 - £5,000 per person for cancellation fees
  • £1 million - £10, million towards medical cover
  • £500 - £2,000 baggage cover
  • 24/7 Emergency assistance

You can then add further cover to protect you and your equipment, allowing you to keep your head in the game without extra worries. The policies are flexible, with a £75 excess on most covers and £100 on medical cover. If you are travelling frequently you can take advantage of our annual multi-trip travel insurance, which offers the maximum level of support for an entire year.

What activities do our Travel Insurance policies cover?

Already included in your regular travel insurance policy is cover for 100+ sports. Take a look at our handy table for a full list of all the activities covered as standard under our regular insurance policies. Any activities listed as requiring an additional premium will involve making a phone call to our team who will be happy to arrange additional cover for you.

Cover level Activities
Standard Adventure Sports - Abseiling, ballooning - hot air (organised pleasure rides only), bungee jumping, climbing wall, high rope activities, hiking (and trekking and walking), horse riding (not competitions, racing, jumping, eventing or polo), mountain biking, pony trekking, rap jumping, safari trekking in a vehicle (organised tour), safari trekking on foot (organised tour), zip-trekking, zip lining, zorbing

Water Sports - banana boating, canoeing, deep sea fishing, fishing, kayaking (up to grade 2 rivers only, not white water), ringos, rowing, sail boarding or windsurfing, scuba diving to 30m (if you hold a certificate of proficiency or are diving with a qualified instructor), sea kayaking, snorkelling, surfing, wake-boarding, water polo, water skiing, white water rafting (up to grade 3 river)

General Sports - General Sports - Archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowls, cricket, cycling, football or soccer (children's club in resort only), golf, hockey, net-ball, roller-blading, roller-skating, rounders, tennis, tug of war, volley-ball,

The following activities are also covered, however cover for Personal Liability does not apply. Camel riding, catamaran sailing (if qualified), clay pigeon shooting, dinghy sailing, elephant riding, go karting, jet boating, jet skiing, paint balling (wearing eye protection), quad biking (part of an organised activity only), rifle range shooting, sailing (if qualified and in territorial waters only), shooting, skiing, small bore target shooting, snow mobiling, yachting (if qualified in territorial waters only).

Standard + Additional premium

Dry slope skiing, football or soccer (other than children's club in resort), hockey, kite surfing, sand dune surfing or skiing, street hockey (wearing pads and helmets).

+ Winter Sports cover - glacier walking, ice-skating, sledding (puller by dogs, horses or reindeer)

How do I book?

Booking is straightforward. You can book online by completing the insurance form above, choosing your level of cover from our comparison page then proceed to make your payment. If you would prefer to book via telephone then call our free and friendly UK call centre to speak to one of our team.

Golf cover

For any medical assistance required during your round of golf, your regular policy will have you covered to foot the bill. However, if you are planning a golfing holiday, we always recommend our customers to apply extra golf travel insurance to your policy. It includes cover for both your own and hired golf clubs, any non-refundable green fees and delayed equipment.

Tips for participating in sports on your travels

Equipment - Make sure you've got all the gear that you need before your trip, as prices at sporting events can be higher than anticipated.

Emergency numbers - Keep a list of useful phone numbers with you, including the nearest hospital, and ensure that your mobile phone is always charged.

Medical clearance - Visit your GP before your trip, to ensure that you do not have any underlying medical conditions that could cause problems if you exert yourself.