Mountain biking has seen the biggest growth in mountain sports in recent years and more and more of our clients each year head to the Alps and further afield with mountain biking in their holiday plans.
Whether you are a trail rider or a downhill adrenalin junkie, in the event of an involuntary dismount (accident!) specialist mountain biking travel insurance is a critical addition to your holiday checklist. However, be aware that whilst many ordinary travel policies might say they cover cycling, few cover specialist MTB activities.
Snowcard has been providing specialist adventure activity holiday insurance since 1990 and it’s safe to say that we have experience and truly understand our customer’s requirements when it comes to travel insurance for mountain biking, which has been specifically designed to cover a whole range of mountain biking activities including;
- Mountain biking - cross country and trail riding
- Mountain biking - all mountain, downhill, enduro, freeride and dirt jumping
- Mountain biking on high altitude trails (eg. Alpine or Himalayan destinations over 3000m)
- Mountain biking amateur competitive events (cross country and trail riding eg. Pass Portes du Soleil)
- Mountain biking amateur competitive events (all mountain, downhill, enduro, freeride, dirt jumping eg. Megavalanche)
Before you set off on your mountain biking holiday adventure please be sure to check our full range of activities covered for more information as we offer the following 5 cover options;
- Adventure basic
- Adventure plus
- Max adventure
- Extreme adventure
- Pro adventure
Each level will cover progressively higher risk mountain biking and holiday sports activities. For instance, if you are taking part in amateur competitive events, downhill, or dirt jumping, then you would need to select either extreme or pro adventure for adequate travel insurance for mountain biking. Use the 'find my level of cover' tool in part 1 above to select the correct policy option.
Mountain Bike Holiday Insurance Why Do I Need It?
As we all know mountain biking is a high-speed high-adrenaline sport over rugged and rough off-road terrains and there are many associated risks. Unfortunately, collisions, crashes and accidents can happen while mountain biking and we see more claims from mounatin biking than any other sport. These might include shoulder and arm injuries, back and head injuries and to be honest, pretty much every other part of the body! With typical claims exceeding £1000 travel insurance is vital but Snowcard mountain biking insurance covers not only injury but also search and rescue and repatriation which cheaper or general policies will not include.
With mountain biking travel insurance from Snowcard, you can enjoy your adventure with peace of mind and security that you are insured by the UK's longest established specialist provider of mountain bike holiday insurance.
Snowcard policies are completely flexible and we provide you with the freedom to tailor your policy and select your own sums insured including your bike. But more importantly, all Snowcard policies come with the award winning claims service provided by our underwriters Ageas Insurance and their dedicated 24/7 world wide emergency service Assistance International. Snowcard and Ageas have been working together for over 25 years and have more shared experience in insuring mountain sports than any other provider in the UK.
We also provide cover for a range of other cycling activities such as cycle touring, for more information visit our cycling travel insurance page.
Mountain Biking Top Worldwide Destinations
If you're new to mountain biking or maybe just looking for some inspiration for your next adventure, then be sure to have a look at 5 of the most incredible places to ride according to Redbull.
From the giddy high of Saint-Luc, Switzerland, through to the rocky peaks and glaciers of the Tarentaise valley in France, your next mountain biking adventure awaits!
Finally, remember your mountain biking travel insurance, and insure your adventure with Snowcard.
ps, all of the pictures on this page are Snowcard clients enjoying holidays insured by Snowcard!