Absolutely! You get to venture through the enchanting woods of the Langhe region, with its spectacular panorama of rolling vineyards and hazelnut fields. Guided by our experienced truffle hunters and their highly trained dogs, you will unearth the hidden gems of the earth – the coveted Italian truffles.
Truffle hunting is an unforgettable experience, one steeped in tradition and fun. And, what makes it even more exciting is the element of surprise. Each hunt is a treasure hunt, where the prize can be an aromatic Alba white truffle or the equally delightful summer truffle.
Our Alba truffle hunting adventure doesn’t unfold in just any forest, but in a unique didactic truffle field (“tartufaia didattica”), near Alba, beetwen Barolo e La Morra. Here, in this safe and secure location regulated by provincial laws, the magic of truffles truly comes to life. Under the guidance of a truffle hunter, who is also a guide authorized by the Piedmont region, you’ll begin to understand the enchanting world of truffles in an environment of unparalleled beauty. Our expeditions set off either at 09:00 AM or 02:00 PM, offering ample time for you to immerse yourself in the authentic truffle hunting lifestyle. Be prepared to embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Italy’s truffle culture with our “Alba Truffle Hunting” experience.
Unearthing an Alba truffle is a heart-racing experience. The moment the dog signals the presence of a truffle, the air fills with an inexplicable sense of anticipation and excitement. The joy of holding the unearthed truffle in your hand is akin to discovering a hidden treasure, a moment to remember forever.
The Alba truffle hunting experience is more than just the pursuit; it’s a journey into the fascinating world of truffles. Our tours enlighten you about truffle biology, their crucial role in the ecosystem, and their esteemed culinary status. The journey concludes with an optional truffle tasting session, where you can savour the unique flavour profile of the coveted Alba truffle.
Unearth the secrets of truffles with our specially curated truffle hunting tours, each promising a unique experience that connects you with the Alba region’s rich truffle tradition. Whether you’re a truffle enthusiast, a gourmet explorer, or a nature lover, we’ve got an adventure for you. So, come join us in the picturesque landscapes of the Langhe and let’s create unforgettable memories together. Our “Alba Truffle Hunting” experiences are designed to offer a blend of educational, culinary, and sensory delights.
|The Langhe Explorer: Truffle Hunt and Scenic Langhe Tour||A picturesque journey through the enchanting landscapes of Langhe, this tour couples the thrilling truffle hunt with captivating panoramic views.||100,00€ per person|
|Gourmet Journey: Truffle Hunt and Gastronomic Brunch||The hunt for the elusive truffle culminates in a gourmet brunch, where you can savor the unique flavors of local delicacies, including those found in your hunt.||133,00€ per person|
|Epicurean Delight: Truffle, Wine, and Dine Experience||An indulgent experience that combines truffle hunting with wine tasting and a delectable meal at one of our partner restaurants. Discover Alba’s culinary scene at its best.||229,50€ per person|
|Nature’s Bounty: Truffle Hunt and Hazelnut Delight||Experience the dual joy of truffle hunting and visiting a local hazelnut farm. Get to taste delightful hazelnut products and learn about their production.||120,50€ per person|
|Outdoor Feast: Truffle Hunting and Langhe Picnic||Enjoy the thrill of truffle hunting followed by a leisurely picnic amidst the lush landscapes of Langhe. Relish on local cheeses, appetizers, and sweets as you unwind in nature’s lap.||90,00€ per person|
Venturing into the Enchanted Truffle Fields
Prepare to be amazed as you step into the mystical truffle fields (“tartufaia”), a haven for truffle enthusiasts. These regulated and safe environments ensure a genuine truffle hunting experience under the guidance of authorized experts from the Piedmont region. The adventure unveils nature’s secrets, all while soaking in the charming landscape.
The Thrill of the Hunt
Delight in the excitement that comes with hunting the elusive truffle. Led by a trained truffle hunting dog, this fascinating pursuit leads to unexpected surprises and rewards. The dogs’ natural instincts and training play a crucial role in unearthing these hidden treasures of the land.
The Truffle Story
Get engrossed in intriguing tales and facts about truffles from your guide, an experienced truffle hunter. From understanding how truffles grow to learning about their impact on local cuisine and economy – the captivating narrative adds an educational dimension to your truffle hunting expedition.
Seasons and Scents
The joy of truffle hunting is not restricted to a particular season. While the famed white truffle of Alba is most abundant in autumn, other truffle varieties can be sought throughout the year. Each season unfolds a distinct aroma and essence of truffles, making every truffle hunting experience unique.
For Kids and Adults Alike
Alba truffle hunting is not just an adult’s pursuit. It’s a fun and educational experience for kids too. They’ll love being outdoors, working with the truffle dogs, and learning about nature and truffles. It’s a great way to create family memories while engaging with the Italian countryside in a unique and interactive way.
From Field to Plate
Truffles are more than just a gastronomic luxury; they’re an experience. Completing the truffle hunting adventure, many of our tours offer delicious truffle-based meals, where you get to taste the fruits of your hunt in traditional Italian dishes. This truly is a unique farm-to-table experience that complements your truffle hunting journey in Alba.
|Departure & Return Location||The truffle hunting experience kicks off in a secure and regulated truffle hunting field (“tartufaia”) near Asti. Our agency can arrange private taxi services for your convenience upon request.|
|Departure Time||We have two departures for our truffle hunting experience: one in the morning at 09:00 AM, and one in the afternoon at 02:00 PM.|
|What’s Included||Our truffle hunting packages include the services of an authorized truffle guide from the Piedmont region, a trained truffle hunting dog, and a souvenir truffle to take home. We also provide all participants with suitable footwear (hunter boots) and a professional translator to ensure a seamless experience.|
|What’s Not Included||The package price does not include truffle tastings, visits to the city center, private driver services, or transportation to and from the departure location. However, these additional services can be arranged upon request.|
Initially you will meet with your guide, an expert truffle hunter who will briefly explain your hunting adventure. You will also be accompanied by the faithful dog that will be fundamental for the research.
Truffle hunting in Piedmont consists of a walk in the woods for about two hours, during which you will accompany the dog to sniff near the bushes or plant roots. It will be him to show you where the truffles are.
When the dog finally begins to sniff eagerly and dig in the ground, you can continue digging to extract the truffle from the ground, very carefully and gently
At the end of the two hours of hunting you can return to the starting point with a nice booty and with a wide knowledge of truffle hunting. Furthermore, your “trifolao” will be happy to advise you on how to eat truffles.