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Paragliding Travel Insurance

Nothing can match the sheer exhilaration of soaring high and effortlessly over the landscape far below. This means paragliding is in high demand from high-adrenaline thrill-seekers. Similar to hand-gliding, paragliding involves you sitting in a harness strung beneath a fabric canopy which is lifted and propelled by the movement of the air.
Paragliding Travel Insurance

Cover the risks

Like all hazardous adventures, it is vital to ensure you are properly covered for the potential risks involved. Be aware that most insurance plans do not include paragliding as it is considered a hazardous sport.  But with Big Cat Travel Insurance we can offer you the protection and benefits of our Extreme Activity Pack to give you the peace of mind to enjoy this high-octane sport to the full.

Misfortunes can occur

Major accidents and fatalities associated with paragliding are thankfully rare, but lesser injuries can occur especially as your legs are unprotected in the event of an awkward or heavy landing. That’s why Big Cat Travel Insurance provides you with an extra layer of cover via our Extreme Activity Pack to assist with medical attention for injuries or broken limbs and, where necessary, evacuation to the nearest hospital and even repatriation.

Extra benefits

What’s more, our Extreme Activity Pack offers you additional benefits including cover for over 156 other sports and activities, Emergency Medical and Repatriation expenses up to £10 million, winter sports cover, free home visits, cover duration up to 24 months, and Loss of Passport & Visa replacement costs.

Key Benefits of Paragliding Travel Insurance.

  • Emergency Medical and Repatriation Expenses up to £10 million.
  • Cancellation & Curtailment up to £10,000.
  • Personal Liability up to £2 million.
  • Baggage & Personal Effects up to £2,000.
  • Gadgets & Valuables up to £1,000.
  • Legal Expenses up to £15,000.
  • Personal Money up to £500.
  • Tickets up to £1,000.
  • Passport and Visa up to £300.
  • Money back 14-day cooling off period if you decide to cancel prior to departure.

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Our most popular policy for paragliding is our annual multi-trip policy with the extreme activity pack included. This allows for multiple trips throughout the year (capped at 30 days or 70 days per trip) and paragliding cover on each trip. Medical expenses, repatriation & helicopter rescue are all included. You can also choose a single trip policy, for a short-term policy with the extreme activity pack included, to cover a one-off trip.

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Personal Accident cover isn’t quite what it sounds like. If you have an accident and fall over and break your wrist, that’s covered under normal Medical Expenses. Personal Accident is basically: Loss of sight, loss of limb or permanent disablement.

What the Policy says under Section B. Personal Accident:

In the event of the Insured Person sustaining bodily injury arising wholly and exclusively from violent accidental external and visible means which injury shall solely and independently of any other cause result in his/her death or disablement within twelve calendar months of the injury, the Insurer hereby agrees to pay up to the amount shown in the Table of Benefits applicable to the type of policy purchased and shown on the Validation Certificate.

Provided that:

  1. A) the death benefit payable is reduced to £1,000 if the Insured Person is under 16 years of age or 66 years of age or over at the time of death B) the total compensation in respect of any one Insured Person shall not exceed £10,000 for BUDGET Policies, £15,000 forSTANDARD Policies or £25,000 for PREMIER Policies.


Loss of Limbs: loss or severance at or above the wrist or ankle or total permanent loss of use of an entire arm or leg.

Loss of Sight: total and irrecoverable loss of sight which shall be

considered as having occurred:

  1. a) in both eyes if your name is added to the Register of Blind Persons on the authority of a fully qualified ophthalmic specialist.
  2. b) in one eye if the degree of sight remaining after correction is 3/60 or less on the Snellen Scale.

Permanent Total Disablement: A disability which has lasted for at least 12 months from which the Insurer believes the Insured Person will never recover and which prevents them from carrying out any gainful occupation for which they are reasonably qualified by way of training, education or experience.

Special Condition

If an Insured Person was already disabled before the bodily injury or already had a condition which is gradually getting worse, the Insurer may reduce their payment. Any reduced payment will be based on their medical assessment of the difference between:

  1. the disability after the bodily injury; and
  2. the extent to which the disability is affected by the disability or condition before the Accident.

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To add any of our Activity Packs, just follow the Quote form - to stage 3 - there you will find all of the optional extras.

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The Additional Mountain Rescue section of cover is a specific level of cover that takes effect when helicopter rescue is deemed necessary by the local Rescue Authorities due to a non-medical emergency such as natural disasters or adverse weather conditions.

This section of cover does not apply to Medically Necessary helicopter evacuations - these costs are covered under the Medical & Repatriation section of cover.

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Big Cat Travel Insurance Services, a trading name of Flynow.com Ltd (registration No.FRN 745388)  is an Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd (registration No.306242) who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You may check this on the Financial Services register www.fca.org.uk or by contacting them on (0) 800 111 6768. © 2023 Big Cat Travel Insurance Services.  All rights reserved.