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Alba truffle hunting experience

Description

Truffle hunting in Piedmont

  • Experience set around Alba in a range up to 45 minutes by car
  • A few rubber boots available – please inquiry at time of booking
  • No particular physical training is required

Where truffles are found?

The exact location of the truffle hunting experience can be set up to 45 minutes by car from Alba. The white truffle of Alba grows in a broad area of Piedmont, on the hills called Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.

 

In fact, the provinces of Asti and Alessandria have wilder woods not affected by industrial sprawl and by massive vine cultivation as in the immediate surroundings of Alba.

 

Meet Piemonte provides directions to join the truffle hunter and the dog. After parking the car you start walking on a trail in the wood.

 

How the truffle hunting experience works?

A complete overview of the soil composition, trees and other facts of the Piedmont region will help to understand how truffles grow.

 

Learn more logistic and useful information on our Ultimate Guide to Truffle Hunting in Alba including questions such as:

Can I keep truffles we find? How truffles are found? When is the season of the white truffle of Alba? What is a truffle?

 

In order to make the truffle hunting experience more pleasant, Meet Piemonte can supply a few pairs of rubber boots, to be requested at time of booking. Alternatively, trekking boots are suggested.

Rate

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  • FREE OF CHARGE for children up to 12 y.o. (accompanied by 2 paying guests)
  • Minimum number of participants: 2

 

Food tasting in the wood

A food tasting in the wood can be added with an extra charge. It may include some of the following: selection of salami, cheese, truffle spreads and condiments on bruschetta, truffle oil and honey, wine, water and other local delicacies.

 

Depending on the hunter, a fried egg or cheese with fresh truffle can be served.

 

We will announce at time of booking the specific type of tasting included. This is not a lunch but a generous food tasting which will satisfy your mid-morning or mid-afternoon appetite.

Truffle hunting with the dog. In average the experience lasts 90 minutes

  • Transport to/from the wood (please inquiry to add a driver)
  • Truffles found during the hunt (can be bought from the hunter with the price of the day)
  • Any tastings, meals, tips, personal expense and anything else not mentioned above in the field “the rate includes”.

When: everyday. Time to be confirmed

Length: about 90 minutes

Cancellation: full refund up to 48 hours before the tour

Private tour: yes

Participants: Max 15

Kids and family friendly: YES

Accessibility: no

Physical activity: low

Meeting place/drop off: within 45 minutes from Alba and Asti

In case of rain: the tour runs with light rain. In case of heavy rain a full refund will be given or the activity will be rescheduled

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