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Planning a backpacking trip provides the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful, diverse and extreme locations the world has to offer. These locations also host some of the world’s most adventurous activities which are often just too exciting for many thrill seeking backpackers to turn down.

Pioneer Backpacking Insurance

If you’re a backpacker with a love of extreme sports and your trip itinerary is designed around taking in as many of these adventurous activities as possible in the world’s most incredible locations, then our Pioneer Backpacker Insurance product is ideal for you.

Designed for backpackers, Pioneer ensures the most important aspects such as emergency medical treatment, cancellation and loss of personal effects are covered. All our Backpacker policies also offer optional upgrades to increase medical and cancellation cover and reduce excess.

Cover for over 90 activities

Canyoning, rock climbing and kite surfing are just a few of the amazing activities you can try when travelling to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations and that we will cover you for. With our Pioneer backpacking insurance product, thrill seeking backpackers are covered for over 90 different activities. Look at our activities list to see exactly what sports and activities are covered, and if it’s not on the list just get in touch with us to see what we can do.

Another big part of backpacking is finding ways to keep yourself on the road, so Pioneer also covers you if you are planning to earn a little extra money whilst your away, working in a bar or fruit picking on a farm. That’s another reason why we cover periods of up to 18 months!

Gadget cover for tech hungry travellers

Backpacking today is a little different to 10 or 20 years ago, with almost every hostel and café offering free WiFi for technology hungry travellers to update blogs, upload pictures and skype friends and family. Travelling with your smartphone, iPad and digital SLR camera has become more and more common and knowing this we also offer you the chance to upgrade and cover two additional ‘gadgets’ each worth up to £500.