Safety & Insurance


Mountain biking is a potentially risky activity. Your safety is our priority, but accidents do happen.

We insist that:

  • You wear a helmet whenever riding.
  • You have your own travel insurance that covers mountain biking and that you carry the details with you when cycling. We are often in remote areas, where rescue is by helicopter rather than ambulance, and this must be covered by your insurance policy.
  • In addition, European citizens must have an in-date European Health Insurance Card and carry it when cycling.
  • You carry your passport / identity card, mobile phone, small first aid kit and emergency money when cycling.

For UK residents, Sports Cover Direct travel insurance will provide cover for the whole time that you are on a trip away from home. It will cover you for any general travel issues, plus any issues related to the chosen sport(s). Cover is provided for your chosen sport, plus all other sports in the same sports group or lower groups. Policies can be Single trip or Annual multi-trip. There are 3 levels of cover available to choose from which allow you to select how much cover you require for cancellation, baggage, sports equipment etc.

Sports Travel Insurance

BUPA provide travel insurance to residents of most countries, too.

Pure Mountains is also insured and our guides are qualified in mountain first aid.


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