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Via Ferrata Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip and you will be taking oart in Via Ferrata, you should have a Travel Insurance in place before you leave your home.

Italian for Iron Road, a Via Ferrata is a very specific type of Rock Climbing route that is mainly found in the Alps. This is a very challenging adventure sport, which combines elements of Rock Climbing, Rock Scrambling, Mountaineering and Hiking. A Via Ferrata is often the one and only way to reach certain places in the Alps, a way to reach towering mountain peaks and access otherwise unreachable spots on rocky cliffs. Its name is quite appropriate, the route basically consisting of a hiking and climbing route made up of steel cables, iron rungs, ladders, pegs, bridges and carved steps.

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance that covers Via Ferrata. You will be able to select this activity, when you have chosen a policy that meets your requirements.

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Standard Explorer  
Cancellation or Curtailment £3,000 £5,000  
Medical and Repatriation £5,000,000 £10,000,000  
Personal Baggage £1,000 £2,000  
Personal Money - £500  
Missed Connection - £1,000  
Natural Catastrophe - £1,000  
Rental Car Excess - £1,500  
Footprints Donation * £1.00 £1.00  

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Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Via Ferrata whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions.

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Via Ferrata

A Via Ferrata is often the one and only way to reach certain places in the Alps, a way to reach towering mountain peaks and access otherwise unreachable spots on rocky cliffs. Its name is quite appropriate, the route basically consisting of a hiking and climbing route made up of steel cables, iron rungs, ladders, pegs, bridges and carved steps.

The beauty of a Via Ferrata is that it allows relatively inexperienced adventurers to access dramatic mountain peaks in a fairly easy way. It is safer than regular Rock Climbing in the sense that the route is already set out and all things to hang on to pegs, rungs, ladders are already in place. There is also no need to use sometimes complicated climbing equipment. Helmets, protective clothing and proper hiking boots are, in fact, essential, though.

Via Ferratas are generally not particularly long, neither in time nor in distance. They range in time from one hour to a full day, but you will not find the need to spend the night in the mountains when doing a Via Ferrata. However, that being said, there are certain Regions where you have the option to piece several Via Ferratas together and overnight in a mountain cabin, which makes for a rather exhilarating trekking experience.

Popular Locations

Via Ferratas are most often associated with the Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy, which are a part of the southern Alps. This spectacular region with imposing mountain peaks was made more accessible during World War I by building these Via Ferratas, or iron roads.

Nowadays, there are more than 1,000 Via Ferratas, the vast majority of which are located in Italy and Austria. If you are looking for a destination to experience a Via Ferrata, the Italian Dolomites are where you want to go.

Common Injuries

Common Injuries that can occur while doing a Via Ferrata include the following:

  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • Dislocated joints
  • Contusions
  • Concussion
  • Broken bones and other fractures
  • Strains and sprains

Via Ferrata Equipment

As mentioned above, what makes the Via Ferratas so attractive is the fact that no fancy climbing gear is needed to do this. The only necessary, essential equipment includes sturdy hiking boots, protective clothing and, most important, a safety helmet.

This is an incredibly exciting, fun and rewarding activity, but only if you make it back to the bottom in one piece! It is a challenging thing to do, after all. Therefore, always make sure that you do wear those few pieces of gear.

European or Worldwide Resident

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

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Important Information

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

All of the information we provide about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage. WorldNomads.com Pty Limited (ABN 62 127 485 198 AR 343027) at Governor Macquarie Tower, Level 18, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia is an Authorised Representative of Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited (ABN 81 115 932 173 AFSL 308461) and is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.


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