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Paragliding (Amateur Competition) Travel Insurance

If you plan to participate in a Paragliding (Amateur Competition),  we can provide you with a Travel Insurance policy. The policy is available for Europe Only.

Please Note: Morocco has placed a temporary ban on Paragliding in the country.

The policies we offer on a non-professional basis. Professional is if you are being paid or receiving any element of sponsorship, fees or prize money exceeding £500.

Selecting Paragliding (Europe Only) will automatically cover you for Paragliding (Amateur Competition).


To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


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

*Activity Equipment is covered whilst in transit, storage, and use.


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Valuables (incl. mobile phone) £300 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation (incl Activity Course Fees) £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100

PART C - Independent Traveller Extension

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Ext. Cancellation or Curtailment £5,000 £100
Ext. Travel Delay £120 -
Ext. Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Accommodation £5,000 £100

Paragliding (Amateur Competition) Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through PJ Hayman & Company Limited, 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.

Types of Paragliding Competitions

Accuracy - Precision Landing

It would be best to land the Paraglide within a 20cm radius area as accurately as possible. It is a bit like a game of darts, but you are the dart, aiming for the bullseye as your landing location.

Cross Country

This is a race to get to specific points in the air, which are designated and accumulate as many as 1000 points.

Hike and Fly

You Fly! You will hike up a mountain carrying all your Paragliding Equipment once you reach the designated take-off point.


These are stunts done in the air and, like Cross Country, probably the most dangerous of the competitions. This is often done in non-mountainous areas to reduce the risk of accidents.

Paragliding Competition FAQs

1. Do you provide Paragliding (Amateur Competitions) outside of Europe?

No, we only cover Paragliding (Amateur Competitions) within Europe.

2. Are there specific Search and Rescue policy benefits?

Yes, we cover Search and Rescue as a benefit up to £50,000. This is in addition to the Medical Expenses and Repatriation of up to £10,000,000.

3. Do I need to be a member of the BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) to compete?

Yes, this is a requirement. As a member, you will automatically have 3rd Party Insurance part of your membership. See the Policy Here

4. Does your Travel Insurance cover Paragliding Pilots with pre-existing medical conditions?

Yes, it does. You will be asked some medical questions throughout the quote process. Please ensure you add all your medical conditions. Otherwise, this will invalidate your cover.

5. What if I have half-price, subsidised or free Paragliding equipment? Such as a branded harness?

This is fine, and we will still cover you for an Amateur Competition. This is not covered to be Professional.

6. What does the Competition typically provide for safety?

Live Trackers, Medical Rescue Services including Helicopter Rescue.

7. What type of Paragliding Amateur Competitions are covered?

All types include Cross Country, Hike and Fly, Precision Landing and Acrobatics.

8. Is cover for COVID-19 included in this Paragliding Travel Insurance?

Yes, if a Pilot tests positive for COVID-19 whilst in the Competition and needs medical care, our policy covers these costs and Repatriation.

9. Does the policy cover my Paragliding Equipment?

Yes, we cover the Equipment up to £1,000 with a Single Article Limit of £600 whilst in transit, in storage and being used. You might want to check your home contents insurance and see if there is an "All Risks" cover.

10. What is the age limit for Paragliding (Amateur Competition) Travel Insurance?

We cover up to 75 years of age. Please make sure you include all pre-existing medical conditions.

11. With an Annual Travel Insurance policy, how often can I participate in a Paragliding Amateur Competition?

There are no limits to the number of paragliding competitions you can participate in (Europe Only). Each trip can not exceed 60 days at any one time.

12. Does this policy also cover Paragliding outside of Amateur Competitions?

Any training (with a qualified instructor) and leisure flights are also covered.

We do not cover Paragliding if you are alone.

Useful Websites

British Open Competitions

10 Technical Tips for Paragliding Competition

Travel Insurance Toolkit

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