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Orienteering Travel Insurance

Orienteering is the name of a group of activities and sports that require participants to use their navigational skills topographical map and compass to get from one point to another across unfamiliar terrains. The goal is to move from target to target as fast as possible. Originally a Military Training Exercise, Orienteering has now become a popular recreational and…

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Orienteering is the name of a group of activities and sports that require participants to use their navigational skills topographical map and compass to get from one point to another across unfamiliar terrains. The goal is to move from target to target as fast as possible. Originally a Military Training Exercise, Orienteering has now become a popular recreational and even competitive activity. There are many variations, ranging from Canoe Orienteering and Ski Orienteering to Foot Orienteering, which is the most common type.

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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

Orienteering

The traditional form of the sport is Foot Orienteering, using a compass and map to navigate. There are many variations, including:

  • Mountain Bike Orienteering
  • Ski Orienteering
  • Trail Orienteering
  • Radio Orienteering
  • Canoe Orienteering
  • Rogaining
  • Car Orienteering
  • Mounted Orienteering
  • Mountain Marathon

Orienteering utilises very specific maps to navigate any given terrain, and there is an international standard to which they are produced. Items on the maps are indicated in different colours.

Brown shows land forms such as hills and ditches, represented using contour lines to indicate steepness or depth. Black shows rocks formations such as boulders and cliffs, as well as man made objects such as roads, buildings and fences.

Blue indicates water features such as lakes, rivers and ponds.

White usually shows open forest.

Green is denser forest, with the darker the green indicating the density of vegetation. Green vertical stripes show areas with dense undergrowth but good visibility.

Yellow shows open areas.

Magenta is used for overprinting symbols such as the start and end points, control points, first aid posts and refreshment points.

Important Information

You must ensure that you do not participate in Orienteering 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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