Specialist insurance cover for thrill seekers

Adventure travel insurance from Columbus Direct is tailored for those who don't want to just laze on a beach during their holiday. You will be automatically covered for many sports and activities, all of which will be listed on your Policy Wording document. Many other sports and activities can be added by calling our customer services team on 0845 888 8893 who will be happy to help.

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Summary of our adventure travel insurance

At Columbus Direct our travel insurance doesn't just cover you for cancellation and lost baggage - we cover around 150 sports and activities as standard in our policies, including bungee jumping, scuba diving to 30m, surfing, water skiing and horse riding. As well as standard adventure activities we also consider other activities such as kite surfing, mountaineering, paragliding and many more. We've a huge range of activities available, so if you're travelling and want insurance for some of your more adventurous activities then you're in the right place.

Check the list below for the sports and activities that are covered. Many others can be added by calling our customer services team on 0845 888 8893 who will be happy to help.

Details on the full range of sports and activities we can cover

Cover for hazardous sports and activities is included on policies offered by Columbus Direct, including annual travel insurance. We cover more than 150 sports/activities as standard and you can arrange for many other sports and (hazardous) activities to be covered at an additional cost:

Sports and activities covered as standard:

Sport and activities marked as follows have additional restrictions:-

‡ no cover under the Personal Accident section
* no cover under the Personal Liability section
Ω covered on inland waters or within 12 miles from the coast only

Abseiling ‡, Aerobics, Aikido (non-contact training only) *, Angling, Archaeological digging *, Archery *, Assault course, Athletics (non-competitive, track only), Badminton, Bamboo rafting (only on inland waters) *, Banana boating, Bar/Restaurant work, Baseball *, Basketball, Beach games, Biathlon (training only) *, Billiards, Blading (no stunts), Board sailing *Ω, Body boarding Ω, Boogie boarding *Ω, Bowling/Bowls, Boxing (non-contact training only), Bungee jumping ‡, Cable car ride, Camel riding (exc trekking) *, Canoeing (inc white water up to grade 3) *Ω , Catamaran sailing (within European waters only, no racing) *, Clay pigeon shooting *, Climbing (on climbing wall only), Cricket *, Croquet, Cross country running, Curling, Cycling (exc BMX and mountain biking) *, Dancing, Darts, Dinghy sailing *Ω, Dragon boat racing *, Elephant riding/trekking, Fell walking (below 2,000 meters), Fishing, Fives, Flag American Football, Flying as a passenger in an aircraft (private plane, small aircraft, glider or helicopter), Football, Fruit or vegetable picking (under 3 metres), Glass bottom boats, Go karting *, Goalball, Golf, Gorilla trekking, Gym – Fitness, Gymnastics, Handball, Helicopter rides (passenger only), Hiking (2,000 to 4,000 metres altitude, no overnight stay), Hiking (below 2,000 metres), Hobie Cat sailing *Ω, Hockey (field), Horse riding (maximum 7 days, no polo, hunting, jumping) *, Hot air ballooning (passenger only), Hot dogging (grade 1-3), Hot springs, Hydro zorbing, Ice skating (rink only), In-line skating (no stunts), Jet boating (passenger only) *, Jet skiing *, Jogging, Judo  (training only) *, Jujitsu  (training only) *, Karate  (non-contact training only) *, Kayaking (inc white water up to grade 3) *Ω, Kendo (non-contact training only) *, Kickboxing  (non-contact training only) *, Kite surfing/boarding (on a lake) *, Korfball, Llama riding *, Marathon running (training only), Martial arts  (non-contact training only), Modern pentathlon (training only) *, Mopeds (maximum 125cc) *, Motorcycling (maximum 125cc) *, Mule trekking *, Netball, Non-manual labour – exc animal sanctuary/refuge work *, Octopush, Orienteering, Ostrich riding *, Paintballing *, Parachuting (single jump/tandem only) ‡, Parasailing/parascending (towed by boat/over water), Pedalos *, Pilates, Pony trekking, Pool, Power boating (passenger only) *, Rackets, Racquet Ball, Rafting (inc white water up to grade 3) *Ω, Rambling (below 2,000 metres), Reverse bungee, Rifle range *‡, Ringos, River bugging (Grade 1-3) *, River sledding *, River tubing *, Roller blading (no stunts), Roller skating (no stunts), Rounders, Rowing *, Safari in vehicle/on foot (not involving use of firearms), Sailing (inc yachting and catamaran, within European waters only, no racing) *, Sand duning, Sand skiing, Sandboarding, Scuba diving (to 30 metres), Sea fishing, Shark diving (cage only) ‡, Skateboarding (no stunts), Skydiving (single jump and tandem only) ‡, Sledging or sleigh riding (passenger only, pulled by horse, reindeer or dogs), Small bore target shooting ‡*, Snooker, Snorkelling, Soccer, Softball, Speed boating (passenger only) *, Sphereing, Spinning, Squash, Surfing *, Swimming Ω, Swimming with dolphins, Sydney Harbour Bridge walk , Table tennis, Taekwondo  (non-contact training only), Ten pin bowling, Tennis, Touch Football, Trampolining, Tree top trekking, Trekking (2,000 to 4,000 metres altitude, no overnight stay), Trekking (below 2,000 metres), Triathlon (training only) *, Tubing, Tug of war, Tuk tuk ride (passenger only), Volleyball, Wakeboarding *, Walking (2,000 to 4,000 metres altitude, no overnight stay), Walking (below 2,000 metres), Water hockey, Water polo, Water-skiing (no jumping) *Ω, Whale watching, Wheelchair basketball, Wind tunnel flying ‡, Windsurfing *Ω, Yachting (within European waters only, no racing) *, Yoga, Zip-lining/-trekking, Zorbing

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