Specialist Via Ferrata Insurance

A via ferrata (meaning ‘iron way’ in Italian) is a man-made mountaineering route through mountain passes or climbing areas. The via ferrata is a fixed route, with climbing rungs and a steel safety line secured along its entire length.

Our Sports Travel Insurance is designed to cover every aspect of your holiday if you are intending to undertake a via ferrata climb overseas.

The policy provides all the usual benefits of a travel insurance policy, such as lost and delayed baggage, cancellation and missed departures, but also has the additional benefits of covering you for your rock climbing activities such as via ferrata.

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    You will be covered for the above selected sport(s) plus any sports in sports group 1, 2 and 3. All sports include cover for competition unless otherwise stated.

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    Why choose Protectivity?

    Instant Quotes & Cover

    Getting cover for your via ferrata holiday is easy. Our simple quick quote form allows you to take out your policy in just a couple of minutes. There really is no need to make insurance more tricky than it has to be.

    Multi-Sports Policies

    If your’re trip isn’t exclusive dedicated to climbing, you’re in luck. Our policies include cover for all sports in the same risk group and below as your chosen activity as standard.

    Sports Insurance Experts

    We’ve been providing insurance to the sports and leisure market for over 25 years so are experts in building policies to meet the needs of active men and women around the UK, all at a competitive price.

    Excellent Claims Handling

    Whether it’s a broken ankle or a lost suitcase, making a claim can be a worrying time. However, our team of handlers aim to deal with each scenario in the most efficient manner.

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    What's included in your Sports Travel Insurance policy?

    If you’re heading away on a via ferrata holiday, here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

    Cancellation Cover

    If you have to cancel or curtail your trip abroad because of an injury or illness, including for that of a close relative, you may be eligible to claim back the costs of your trip up to £5,000.

    Sports Equipment Cover

    If you’re taking away any specific sporting equipment relating to your chosen activities, you can up up to £5,600 worth of equipment cover onto your policy, protecting you against loss, damage and theft.

    Emergency Medical Expenses

    If you’re injured whilst climbing overseas, you may require medical treatment abroad. With £10 million worth of cover on all travel policies, you’re covered for these often costly treatments, as well as emergency repatriation if it is deemed necessary.

    Activity and Race Entry Fees

    If an injury means you are unable to take part in a pre-booked activity, such as a climbing outing or other similar tour, you could be eligible to claim back between £150 and £500 towards your irretrievable entry costs, depending on your level of cover.  

    Travel Delay Cover

    Flight delays can take a big chunk out of your time on the pitch abroad. Our policy covers you for the time you are left on the ground due to industrial action, mechanical failure or adverse weather.

    Scheduled Airline Failure

    With airlines sometimes finding themselves in financial difficulties, it’s important to have protection if your carrier was to go bust. You are covered for the cost of rearranging your flight if this was to happen.

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    Fantastic claims handling

    When you make a claim, we aim to make it as stress free as possible.

    To see how you would make a claim, just click the button below and select the Sports Travel Insurance policy option. From there we will guide you through the claims process.

    Further information on our policy

    If you have any other questions regarding our Via Ferrata Insurance policy, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01494 887909. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

    More information on what we can cover on this policy can be found on our FAQ’S page.