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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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Summary Of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £200
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

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.

Important Information

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

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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