Mountain Kingdoms

Its mudbrick construction, climbing streets and 17th-century kasbah turrets are so preposterously perfect that it spawned a local film industry. Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones are just some of the productions shot here since the 1950s. The traditional mudbrick Chez Momo II employs 15 local families. It feels luxurious, but is also deeply rooted in Amazigh culture. Plump olives hang low on trees framing a large pool, and there’s rooftop sunset yoga. At bedtime, I was lulled to sleep by the scent of wood-smoke and orange blossom, and a soothing crackle and pop from the glowing hearth.

Amber earth rippled in valleys beneath us, their natural salt reserves pooled in the crevices like early morning frost. Mountain biking insurance is designed to cover the costs of medical assistance should you get injured whilst out on the trails. Your employment class allows us to understand our customers and to calculate the length of time you may be off work should you have an accident whilst taking part in your chosen activity.


If you have already started your trip or would like cover for a short period within your trip, you can purchase Activity Topup insurance while you are travelling, provided you have valid travel insurance in place. Our travel insurance policies include cover for Covid 19, emergency medical care, and other expenses such as cancellation and curtailment related to COVID 19. Pedal Cover travel insurance will cover you for medical mishaps and emergencies on your cycling holiday, along with essential covers like cancelled trips, lost luggage and holiday money. Snowcard Insurance have specialist mountain bike travel insurance for a wide range of mountain biker needs. All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip. We realised most people were unaware of the restrictions on insurance policies provided by standard holiday insurance providers.

  • It was still eerily quiet as we crossed a long bridge to the flat-roofed hive of turmeric-coloured buildings.
  • With mountain biking travel insurance from Snowcard, you can enjoy your adventure with peace of mind and security that the UK’s longest established specialist provider of mountain bike holiday insurance insures you.
  • Take advantage of our downhill mountain bike insurance if you plan to do downhill mountain biking whilst on a trip.
  • Every member of our enquiries team has lived and walked in one or more of our destinations.
  • I love to read books about climbing exploites and once started find it difficult to put them down.

For full details of these and the other activities we cover. For a family policy with two adults, your first child will be added to the policy for half the price, and any more will be added for free. The same discount is available for single-parent families where you pay for one adult. EHIC/GHIC card protection is only valid if you are taken to a state hospital in Europe.

Whatever your needs, we have you covered

You would be accommodated in Shalala lodge for about a week. If you are flying in to Geneva on the Swiss side, we do not recommend you hire a car from the French side as this can be difficult to access. It is not impossible, it just adds time to your pick up and drop off and getting back to the right side of the terminal. Steering you in the right direction and helping book your travel… Mountain biking on high altitude trails (e.g. Himalayan or Alpine destinations over 3000m).

Q Who is the cover for?

We even offer you cover if you have to withdraw from an event, which prevents you from being out of pocket for expensive entry fees. Make sure you choose the correct cycling activity on our product to ensure you get this cover. GHIC card protection is only valid if you are taken to a state hospital. Most mountain resorts usually have private hospitals, and state hospitals are rare in most of Spain and Portugal. On some of our expedition trips, the unexpected can happen, because after all, this is Adventure Travel. If you’re new to mountain biking or maybe just looking for some inspiration for your next adventure, then be sure to have a look at 5 of the most incredible places to ride according to Redbull.

There are some outliers than we allow into the down-country fold. Otherwise the whole thing just gets far too close to a regular trail bike. So, no Norco Optic or Nukeproof Reactor 290c ST. Too trail-bikey.