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Canyoning Travel Insurance

If you are planning a Canyoning holiday, you should make sure that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

Canyoning is one of the ultimate outdoor activities, that involves descending into and ascending a Canyon or other rugged natural feature. Canyoning is a combination of several other outdoor Activities, such as Hiking, Mountaineering, Zip Lining, Climbing and Swimming. A successful Canyoning trip requires proper navigational skills, good knowledge of wilderness survival, excellent map reading abilities, as well as technical skills.


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Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Canyoning whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions whilst taking part in Canyoning.

Popular Areas for Canyoning

The activity can be done in a wide variety of canyons and gorges, ranging from easy to extremely challenging. That being said, Canyoning is usually aimed at the general public and can be done by people of all ages and by anyone with a basic fitness level. The sport is focused on both adventure and fun it is offered by countless companies and organisations all over the world. It is an amazing thing to do on any trip; an activity that will bring you up close with spectacular waterfalls, raging rivers, deep pools, formidable rock formations and sheer cliffs.

There are numerous countries around the world with canyons that are suitable for Canyoning. Examples of such countries are Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Norway, Switzerland and Austria, Mexico, Croatia, Montenegro, South Africa (where it is called Kloofing), Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ecuador, among several others.

Common Injuries whilst Canyoning

Because Canyoning may involve Rock Climbing, descending from cliffs, Swimming in rapids and underneath waterfalls, jumping down, and rappelling, it makes partakers vulnerable to many injuries. Although Canyoning Tours that are organised by companies are generally pretty safe, accidents do occur. Therefore, if you plan to head into a canyon for a day of extreme fun on your trip, make sure that you have the appropriate Travel Insurance.

Canyoning Equipment

Canyoning is a dangerous sport with escape from the sides of a canyon often difficult. In the past, Canyoneers have used gear that is meant for Running, Mountaineering, Hiking and Climbing and have adapted it to their Sport or Activity, which, after all, combines many other Adventurous Sports. Nowadays, however, specific and specialised Canyoning equipment is entering the market. Canyoning equipment includes climbing hardware, static and semi-static ropes, wet suits, mountaineering helmets, rope bags, backpacks, specifically designed footwear and sometimes life jackets.

All these things are aimed at making it easier and safer to get in and out of the canyon, travel around in it and prevent injuries while doing it. Training for Canyoning is done by practicing each specific part of it Hiking, Climbing, Swimming and Rappelling. People who are experienced and are in good physical shape are less likely to sustain injuries while Canyoning on their trip. But even the most experienced Canyoneers can get injured.

European and Worldwide Residents

We have partnered with World Nomads to provide cover if you are a Resident of another European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Canyoning whilst on your trip. These policies will also cover you if you have already left your home country and plan on taking part in Abseiling.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions.

Important Information

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

World Nomads Travel Lifestyle (Europe) Limited (Company No 601852) markets and promotes travel insurance products of Nomadic Insurance Benefits Limited (Company No 601851), 1st Floor, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork, Ireland. Nomadic Insurance Benefits Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Nomadic Insurance Benefits Limited arrange, manage and administer this policy under binding authority number B0334SC3342018524 granted by Syndicate 2003 at Lloyd's (the insurer at One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. You should carefully read the Policy Wording which contains all terms, conditions, limits and exclusions and the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) to make sure this insurance is right for you.

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