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Alba Truffle Hunting Experience

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Alba Truffle hunting in Piedmont

Alba Truffle Hunting Experience is a pleasant walk through the wood of Piedmont, near the towns of Alba and Asti.

 

Depending on the season, the white truffle of Alba (end of September to January) and the summer black truffle can be found, in this real, not-staged truffle hunt.

 

Observe the interaction between the hunter and the dog and take part in the fascinating art of unearthing truffles from the rich soil of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato hills.

  • Explore the woods in the region of Alba and Asti
  • Join a truffle hunter and the dog, private tours only
  • No particular physical training is required
  • Possibility to add a food tasting in the wood

Where truffles are found?

The exact location of the truffle hunting experience can be set within a 45-minutes drive around the town of 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 help to understand how truffles grow.

 

Learn more logistic and useful information on our Ultimate Guide to Truffle Hunting in Alba.

 

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.

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour.

 

Read here the full terms and conditions.

 

F.A.Q.

Exceeded our expectation!

Joy G. – November 2019

We had an amazing time truffle hunting with Victoria and Mia. Victoria was full of information and very personable and Mia was a great truffle hunter yet still a playful cute puppy. Mia found two truffles and left us in awe. It was fun to be a part of. And afterwards, the food and wine was just perfect and delicious! I highly recommend and would definitely ask for Victoria and Mia!

 

A truly priceless experience!

Veronika Y. – October 2019

We had a wonderful private truffle hunting session with Gianfranco and his 2 dogs – Gilda and Bill. It’s fascinating to see so much passion, experience and knowledge about truffles. We were very lucky as the dogs managed to find a few truffles, as we were told before that it’s still not the high season.
The truffle hunting was following by a lovely food tasting – some fresh cheeses, salami and other delicacies.
Great experience!

 

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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 by car around 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

Alba Truffle Hunting Experience 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

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 about 90 minutes
  • Rubber boots: to be asked at time of booking
  • 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”.

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