Freedom, the wind in your face, exploring stunning landscapes to your heart’s content, cycling is undoubtedly one of the best ways to enjoy and experience the world around you with minimum fuss.
But if you are pushing yourself to the limits cycle touring or road racing then of course cycling can also be challenging, competitive, and ultimately rewarding.
Snowcard policies aren’t just for hitting the ski slopes though. As the UK’s longest running specialist provider of activity cover including, of course, cycle holiday insurance, we have a wealth of experience insuring tarmac slopes as well.
With our flexible policies, you have the power to tailor a policy that matches your needs, this is a unique service not available elsewhere in the UK. Whether you're planning a relaxing cycling holiday with the family or looking to take part in challenging iron man competitions or cycle touring sportive events, at Snowcard we have a policy for you.
We provide cycling travel insurance for a range of bike sports depending on the cover options you choose for;
- Cycle touring
- Cycle touring - road racing
- Guiding or instructing
- Iron man amateur events
- Triathlon amateur events.
If you prefer to explore offroad then you’ll be pleased to know that we also provide specialist mountain biking travel insurance.
Will Standard Travel Insurance Provide Cycle Holiday Insurance Cover?
If you already have travel insurance be sure to always consult your policy wording and documentation to ensure you have adequate cycling holiday insurance.
Standard cover will not always provide insurance for cycle touring or any other cycling activity. Should you have an accident whilst on a cycling holiday you will need insurance so always check before you travel as the EHIC does not cover all medical, ambulance and repatriation expenses. Be wary of general travel policies as they do not always provide cover for road riding or competitions and will typically not include cover for your bike or personal liability. With a Snowcard cycle holiday insurance, you can insure your bike as well.
With a Snowcard policy you can enjoy your cycling holiday safe in the knowledge that you have specialist cover with the UK's longest running experts in activity holiday travel insurance!
Single Trip Cycle Insurance
At Snowcard we offer single trip cycling travel insurance cover for durations up to 60 days. We also provide multi trip policies, which provide cover for several cycling holidays a year. For single trip and annual multi-trip policies we offer 5 options;
- Adventure basic
- Adventure plus
- Max adventure
- Extreme adventure
- Pro adventure
Each option covers what are deemed to be progressively higher risk sports. Please ensure that you select the option covering your highest risk activity should your holiday adventure include several activities as well as cycling. Use the 'find my level of cover' tool in part 1 above.
Planning And Insurance For Cycle Touring
Don’t forget to buy appropriate and specialist cycling travel insurance cover from Snowcard before setting off!
If you're looking for more inspiration for your next cycling tour holiday then check out The 10 best cycling holidays for 2016 by The Telegraph.
ps, thanks to John Williams, a long time Snowcard client, for providing the pictures on this page