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Sports Travel Insurance

Book trusted and specialist sports cover for your holiday

For some people, lying on a beach basking in the sun is the perfect holiday, but for many people taking part in activities and sports is what makes a holiday dynamic and exciting. It's important to make sure that you've got suitable sports travel insurance cover and protection for when you take part.

Our policies provide trusted and flexible protection for low-risk, modest sports like rowing and ice skating, activities like camping or fishing, to more high risk sports like jet skiing, kayaking or paragliding. Whatever the sport or activity, Holiday Extras' travel insurance can ensure you and your equipment are covered.

Compare Sports Travel Insurance

We have two types of policies each with four levels of cover to choose from, so finding the right sports travel insurance policy is simple and affordable. You can choose from our Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to suit your particular sporting requirements, and whether you purchase a Single Trip or Annual Travel Insurance policy, you will be covered for travel to the destination you select, from across the UK, in Europe, Australia or Worldwide.

If you are unsure which level of cover you might need, you can compare the amount of cover you get with each tier of travel insurance:

What hazardous activities and sports do Holiday Extras cover?

Whether you're partaking in a higher risk sport, or maybe just a spot of fishing, we have cover for a huge number of sports and activities. Not sure what your sport or activity is categorised under? Don't worry, we've compiled this table to help you know which sport or activity is relevant to your level of cover:

Cover level
Hazardous Activities and Sports
The following activities are covered under this Policy:
Aerobics, Athletics (amateur), Badminton, Banana Boating, Bar Work, Baseball, Basketball, Board Sailing (Windsurfing), Body Boarding, Boogie Boarding, Bridge Walking e.g. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Canoeing/Kayaking - up to Grade 2 rivers only, Canopy Walking, Cricket, Curling, Cycling (not main purpose of trip - recreational only, no racing or competitions), Fell Running/Walking, Fishing, Football/Soccer (non competitive), Golf, Gymnastics (no competitions), Hiking/Trekking/Walking under 2,500m, Ice Skating, Manual Work, Marathon Running, Mountain Biking (recreational including general cross country and off road cycling), Paddle Boarding, Rambling, Restaurant Work, River Tubing (up to grade 2 rivers and not through caves), Roller Skating/Blading (wearing pads and helmets), Safari (professionally organised and without guns), Sailing (inland waters or coastal waters within 12 miles of land), SCUBA Diving (down to 30m accompanied by a qualified diver or instructor), Sleigh Rides pulled by a horse or reindeer, as a passenger with a professional driver, Snorkelling, Softball, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Swimming with dolphins, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Water Skiing (no jumping), Water Polo, Windsurfing, Zip Lining/Wiring
The following activities are covered under this Policy. However, no cover is provided under the Personal Accident and Personal Liability sections:
Archery, Canoeing / Kayaking (up to grade 3 rivers only), Fencing, Flotilla Sailing (with professional leader), Go Karting, Hot Air Ballooning (organised pleasure rides only), Indoor Climbing (sport climbing with belays), Jet Boating (as a passenger only and no racing), Motorcycling as a rider or passenger on a machine 125cc or under (You must wear a crash helmet and, as a rider, have held a motorcycle licence for at least 3 years and are conviction free), Paint Balling (eye protection must be worn), Parascending over water, Rowing (no racing), Segway Riding (organised tours only and a safety helmet must be worn), Zorbing
The following activities will only be covered if You pay the appropriate additional premium and the activity is shown as covered on Your Policy Schedule:
Abseiling (within organiser's guidelines), Black Water Rafting, Land Skiing (not on snow), Octopush, Rap Jumping/Running (within organiser's guidelines), Safari Trekking on foot (must be organised tour booked in the United Kingdom), Sea Kayaking, White Water Rafting (up to grade 3 within organiser's guidelines)

Additional Winter Sports Cover

Similarly to the above, Holiday Extras can also cover you for certain winter sports when you purchase additional winter sports travel insurance cover. This means you can enjoy the slippery slopes without financially risking an arm and a leg.

If you select to include this additional cover and it's shown on your booking confirmation you can rest assured that you're covered for skiing (including on dry slopes and indoor ski centres) and a variety of other winter sports as listed in your policy documents.

Tips for going on a sports or activity trip


  • Make sure you've got all the gear that you need before your trip, as prices at sporting events can be higher than anticipated.

Emergency numbers

  • If you need to seek medical attention whilst abroad, please ensure that you contact the 24-hour Emergency Assistance Service for help and advice before treatment, where possible.
  • Full details for this can be found within the policy wording. We would advise you to keep this number in your mobile phone and give it to anyone else you are travelling with as you never know when you might need it!

Medical clearance

  • Visit your GP before your trip, to ensure that you do not have any underlying medical conditions that could cause problems if you exert yourself.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register