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Cycle Touring Travel Insurance

Cycle Touring is the best way to see a certain country or region. Cycle Touring does not trap you in the box that is a car, but rather opens up your surroundings and allows you to experience them to the fullest. Cycle Touring trips can range from days or weeks to months or even years as you travel long distances across regions and countries. Tours may be planned by…

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Cycle Touring is the best way to see a certain country or region. Cycle Touring does not trap you in the box that is a car, but rather opens up your surroundings and allows you to experience them to the fullest.

Cycle Touring trips can range from days or weeks to months or even years as you travel long distances across regions and countries. Tours may be planned by the Individual, a Holiday Company or by a Charity as a means of fundraising.

Cycle Touring is not the same as Leisure Cycling in a specific location, such as a city or a specific area that you might be on holiday. Cycle Touring is specifically for those who will be going to different countries or regions. You are able to select a region on our calculator, if you are planing to travel to more than one country.

JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Cycling Equipment

If you are Cycle Touring for longer than just a day trip you may require a bike capable of carrying heavy loads. Although many different bicycles can be used, specialist touring bikes are built to carry heavy loads and to be ridden more comfortably over long distances. For longer distances, panniers may be used to store your belongings. Panniers are bags on your bike that typically mount over your wheels, either in the front or the back, or both. Panniers are usually mounted on racks that are bolted onto the bike frame.

Carefully selecting your kit is very important when planning a Cycle Touring holiday. The lighter your load, the easier riding will be. The equipment you will want to take on any given trip will vary depending on the environment and weather conditions. Usually your Cycle Touring kit will include a cooking stove and utensils, a tent and sleeping bag, spare parts and tools, food and water, and maps.

A Travel Insurance policy is not there to cover the bicycle that you will be using. You should insure the Bicycle separately. In this case the bicycle is only covered whilst it is in transit or strorage. If you have Home Contents Insurance, you might find that your bicycle is covered under this policy or an extension is available to be made to the policy.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, letc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Cycle Touring for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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