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Offline Iain

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Travel insurance
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:46:22 am »
Not many days to go now till I'm off on my big Euro trip!

I guess I need travel insurance. I've had a look on money supermarket,they all seem much the same. Any one got any recommendations?
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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 07:07:37 am »
Hi

A A. Travel insurance good price high cover also took there euro breakdown
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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 08:54:02 am »
Opened a nationwide building society cheque account and credit card. Free European  travel insurance that includes motorcycle travel, some exclude it. The credit card gives no commission foreign payments. This is usually about 3% so it can be a good saving.
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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 09:37:03 am »
Depending on the age of your Trophy, which in the UK came with 1 year's free
"Triumph Rider Assist" - RAC Breakdown cover, it may still be covered by them,
so it might be worth asking them for a price to extend into Europe  - Call 0800 55 00 55 

Try quoting Code CADTRI for a 50% discount, as stated in the Triumph Rider Assist leaflet  :169:

Have a safe journey - look forward to the Report when you get back  :028:


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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 06:58:58 pm »
Going well so far! Up to day 7 and done most of my intended routes so far. Done the Andermatt passes- Furkka, Grimsel, Nufenen, Gottard, Oberalp,etc also done Stelvio-Scary!- and today did the Grossclockner! Really enjoying the bike. More comprehensive report on my return.
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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 10:36:17 pm »
I am with the RAC good cover in bike recovery ( and us ) if bike cant be fixed or I cant ride (illness /injury )or RTA Well worth it
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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2014, 10:44:22 am »
*Originally Posted by Iain [+]
................. Stelvio-Scary!- ................ Really enjoying the bike. More comprehensive report on my return.

If you don't mind me asking, what was it you found scary about the Stelvio, not done that myself but looked at a few videos. Looking forward to the whole story  :152:

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Re: Travel insurance
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2014, 12:17:07 pm »
Cannot answer on behelf of Iain, but I too found the Stelvio to be hair rising: a lot of traffic; all sorts of vehicles: bicycles, motorbikes, cars, trailers, camping cars, coaches....the place was jammed as to not believe. Very narrow and steeps hairpins, impressive differential of speeds between users, on a single way up (from the Italian side to the Swiss one) I've seen three incidents, with one apparently very serious involving a bicycle and a motorbike!
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