24/7 travel insurance 2010/11 policies now automatically covers 100 activities – ideal if you are planning on taking part in an activity like bungee jumping, jet skiing or white water rafting (grade 1-3) whilst abroad!
We’ve been surfing the internet to find some top adventure activity holidays:
Watersports – St. Tropez, France
Spend a few days in the sun lapping up the millionaire lifestyle in the Cote d’Azur region in the South of France. Try your hand at amateur waterskiing, jet skiing, kayaking, and snorkelling in the warm Mediterranean town of St. Tropez. Adventure St Tropez operates water sports tours in the St. Tropez region.
Bungee jumping – Queenstown, New Zealand
For thrill seekers, AJ Hackett has been arranging bungee jumps around the world since 1988 and offers six varieties of bungee experiences in Queenstown. Prices vary depending on which bungee jump you choose.
Trekking – Atlas mountains, Morocco
The great Atlas Mountains provide the perfect setting for a hiking trip. Tour operator Neilson operates an independent trekking trip in the Atlas Mountains, allowing you to stay in a traditional Moroccan village in the Toubkal region and admire the stunning views over the mountains. You will also get the chance to shop in Marrakech’s legendary souqs on your way back to the airport.
White water rafting – Grand Canyon, USA
Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons – areas of Grand Canyon National Park that are accessible only by river. Western River Expeditions run a 3-day rafting trip through the rapids of the Colorado River, ideal for beginners.
Mountain biking – Les Gets, France
Les Gets is a pretty mountain resort popular with adrenaline sports enthusiasts because of the area’s excellent biking trails. The resort of Les Gets in the French Alps is popular in the summer for mountain biking. It has the most extensive Singletrack and Downhill in the Alps, and the largest amount of lifts open for bikers of all abilities. Check out Alpine Elements great mountain bike holiday deals.
Don’t forget to take out adventure travel insurance before you leave home, just in case you have an accident or fall ill on your travels. Please ensure you check the adventure travel insurance policy wording to make sure you have cover for your chosen activity. 24/7 travel insurance offers great value cover and automatically covers 100 activities! An 8-day trip anywhere in the world will cost you only £25.52* – a small price to pay for peace of mind to really enjoy your adventure activity holiday!
When travelling around the world it is best to do your research to prevent any mishaps or mistakes. Check out any risks associated with your destination before you travel. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides guidance for travellers on their website. It is packed with essential travel advice and up to date country-specific information where you can sign up for regular FCO Travel Advice updates so you can find out about any potential hot spots. Do check your travel insurance cover as most insurers will not cover areas where the FCO advise against travel.
* Premium £25.52 includes Insurance Premium Tax; based on an individual traveller aged under 55 taking out a Standard single-trip policy for 8 days Worldwide including USA, Canada & Caribbean cover, excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (July 2010) and are subject to change.