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Paragliding Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip and taking part in Paragliding, you will need a Travel Insurance in place before you leave your home.

When you have selected a quote, there are some Additional Options available and you should select Activity Pack 4 and this will cover Paragliding.

The description in the Terms and Conditions is Parapenting / Paraponting.

This policy will cover you for Personal Accident.

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Essential Premier Premier Plus
Cancellation or Curtailment £750 £2,000 £3,000
Medical and Repatriation £5,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Accident £5,000 £10,000 £30,000
Personal Baggage £750 £2,000 £3,000
Personal Money £300 £750 £1,500
Delayed Departure - £100 £500
Missed Departure - £750 £1,500
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £50,000
Scheduled Airline Failure - £2,500 £5,000
Gadget Cover - £1,000 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £75 £50

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance

All of our Policies provide cover for Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance if it is medically required and also at the discretion of the Emergency Assistance Company. This falls under Medical Expenses.

You should provide the Company that you are organising the Paragliding trip with the details of your policy and the Emergency Assistance Service (as detailed in your Policy Documents) in case you are unable to call them yourself and they will need to call on your behalf.

Paragliding Amateur Competition Cover

At JS Travel Insurance, we can cover Amateur Paragliding Competitions (Europe only) on  a Special Policy.

You can choose between a Single Trip or an Annual Multi Trip policy and if you select Paragliding (Europe Only), you are automatically covered for recreational Paragliding and Amateur Competitions.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

'Amateur' means that you're not being paid or sponsored to compete and that you are not competing for prize money. Unfortunately, we cannot cover Professional Paragliding Competitions.

This policy is provided by a Specialist Provider, who will cover you for £10,000,000 Medical Expenses & Repatriation, plus £50,000 for Search & Rescue, and much more.

This policy will also cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.


We can provide cover for travellers up to and including 89 years of age.

Solo Paragliding flights if experienced or qualified.

Tandem Paragliding flights as a Passenger or recreationally as a Passenger or Pilot.

Paragliding Courses / Training if under the supervision of a Qualified Guide or Instructor.

Common Injuries

In general, the safety of the sport is directly influenced by the skill and sense of the Pilot. A safe Pilot will not fly at sites that are too challenging for his / her skills and will not fly on days when the weather is turbulent.

Paragliding accidents occur more frequently when a Pilot is in a foreign country because they are less familiar with the area and climate.

The great exposure of the Pilot's legs and feet to the ground during landing have the potential to result in strains, fractures and broken bones, if landings are misjudged or impacted due to adverse weather conditions.

Fatalities in Paragliding are rare, but when they do happen it is often because the Pilot was attempting to push themselves past their limits for a more exciting flight or other goal, or due to inexperience when a Pilot was doing something that is strictly warned against.

Sports Equipment Insurance for Paragliding

Paragliding is incredibly accessible with the lightweight flying equipment fitting into a large rucksack; flights can take place in a range of different locations around the world.

Paragliding Equipment is often very expensive and undergoes a great deal of stress and strain with each flight.

We have partnered with a HB Insurance who can provide cover for your Abseiling Equipment, in transit, storage and whilst being used.


To discuss your requirements and to get a quote, please contact them on 0345 450 8547 or by email: sales@harrison-beaumont.com

Please use the Reference: JS Travel Insurance.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Paragliding whilst on your trip.

This policy will cover you for Paragliding if you have already left your home country and plan to take part in this activity.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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