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Travel Insurance for Mountain Biking

Whether you’re a hobby mountain biker or serious fiend, travel insurance for mountain biking can stand you in good stead when the mountain wins.

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Check what’s covered before you head up the mountain

Nothing shouts adventure for Irish travellers than the jumps, speed and thrills of mountain biking overseas. But as fun as mountain biking can be it can also lead to nasty cuts, bruises and injuries, that’s why travel insurance comes in handy when your mountain bike ride doesn’t go to plan.

What’s covered for mountain biking?

 Our plans can help you navigate any unexpected mishaps and help get you back on track. World Nomads may offer cover (up to the policy limits) for:

  • Overseas emergency medical treatment
  • Overseas emergency medical transport and repatriation back to Ireland
  • Emergency dental treatment and prescribed physiotherapy treatment
  • Reimbursement or replacement of lost, stolen or damaged baggage or personal items (including your passport) up to the benefit limits. Remember to keep copies of your original receipts if you need to make a claim
  • Your checked-in baggage being delayed for more than 24 hours and the replacement costs for essential clothing and toiletries while waiting for your baggage (keep receipts)
  • Costs of cancelling your trip or if you have to return home early due to sudden injury or illness to you, your close relative or travel companion.
  • Rental car damage excess (Explorer Plan only).

Two travel insurance plans to suit your sport and activity needs

Unfortunately we can’t help with that punctured tyre but if you’ve seriously hurt yourself World Nomads Travel Insurance Standard and Explorer plans can offer coverage for unforeseen medical costs on your next mountain biking adventure. Both our plans offer optional upgrades so if you plan on taking lifts for some gripping descents, you must upgrade to the activity level that suits your needs at the time you purchase your policy.

What do you do if something happens to you?

We understand that unexpected accidents and illnesses may strike at any moment, that’s why the World Nomads 24/7 Emergency Assistance team is here to help you navigate any issues you may have if you end up in hospital. If you’re admitted to hospital, you (or someone else) must notify our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team as soon as reasonably possible. Your medical expenses can be paid directly to the hospital, where possible, once cover is confirmed. For more information on what to do if you need emergency assistance while overseas check out our Overseas Medical Treatment and Hospitalisation Help Centre article.

Travel insurance tip: Irish travellers, if you require any medical treatment during your trip while outside of Ireland (and as soon as your medically able to do so) you’ll need to contact your private medical insurance (PMI) provider (if applicable) and follow their emergency medical procedures and claims procedures. Where your PMI provider cannot provide assistance, get in touch with our 24-hour Emergency Assistance Team as soon as reasonably possible before incurring medical costs, and also please provide us with details of your PMI provider to help us coordinate your care. For more information on what to do please refer to the section titled, ‘Health conditions & your policy’ in your Policy Wording.

You can also claim for the non-refundable costs of cancelling your trip if you or your travel buddy suddenly gets sick or hurt before you go on your trip. We also offer cover if you’re left empty-handed when the airline loses your baggage; if a storm affects your connecting flight and puts the brakes on your travel plans (Explorer Plan only).

Why buy travel insurance when you’re going mountain biking?

Having travel insurance can help take some of the stress out if you end up in hospital with unexpected medical costs from a broken leg to some bangs and scrapes. Importantly travel insurance offers coverage for those ‘worst possible case’ scenarios when you need to be repatriated to the Ireland to recover.

An upgrade for certain activities and sports may be required and terms and conditions apply for each activity. Check your Policy Wording for details or contact us if you have questions.

World Nomads plans offer cover for many mountain bike destinations: 

  • Les Gets, France where the lower Alps make for perfect mountain biking trails
  • Spain’s southern Andalucía region for riding in the sun
  • The downhill, cross-country and single tracks of Whistler Canada
  • Desert riding around Colorado and New Mexico

What’s not covered?

Some things we may not cover for mountain bike riding include: 

  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Theft, loss and damage to bikes and their related accessories
  • Participating in racing events
  • Personal liability while bike riding
  • Leaving baggage, personal items or any mountain biking gear unattended
  • Baggage and personal items stolen from an unattended vehicle (other than a securely locked motor caravan), when left unattended between the hours of 9pm and 9am, local time
  • Any search or rescue operations to remove you from a life-threatening situation (unless covered by natural catastrophe)
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs to the extent that it risks your health or impairment of faculties
  • Damage from any illegal activity.

For more information, go to our Help Desk mountain biking article. 

This is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the plans described. Please refer to the Policy Wording for complete details of cover and exclusions. If you are unsure of your level of travel cover, please contact us for help.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

We'll work hard to protect it.

Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, we’ll get you there quickly.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

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Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Baggage
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
*This is a general summary only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Coverage may not be available for all countries, states or provinces. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Get a quote for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

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Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.