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Truffle hunt and Barbera

Description

4-hour tour with tour guide; truffle hunting; Barbera cellar tour and wine tasting

 

Truffles and Barbera are two of the most characteristic products of Piedmont. For this reason we suggest them together on a 4-hour tour. This is the opportunity to meet a local, the truffle hunter and be part, for an hour or so, of the mysterious and secret hunt which has not changed in centuries.

 

Walk in the heart of the Monferrato hills near Nizza Monferrato and Asti, part of the 50th UNESCO site of Italy,  to experience what makes so special the soil of this corner of Italy.

 

This tour includes the tour guide available the entire four hours. The guide provides a full presentation of the Piedmont region, including commentary along the way getting from one activity to the other; the added value of hiring a tour guide lies in bringing up to life elements otherwise hard to be noticed and that one could dismiss as insignificant.

 

The tour

Truffle hunting can be arranged in the area between Asti and Nizza Monferrato, in the southern part of the province. Meet the truffle hunter and the dog and walk in the woods. Hunting for white or black truffles involves walking on paths which can be slippery, muddy and occasionally steep: therefore, it is highly recommended to wear trekking boots or sporty shoes. Truffle hunting lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours and it is held during the season of the white truffle “tuber magnatum pico” (end of September to January) and also in summer to hunt the black truffle called “scorzone”.

 

Afterwards, move in one of the cellars where Barbera d’Asti is produced. We like to book off-the-beaten track wineries, small to medium size, family-run where generations of hard-work and traditions are valued.

 

Begin with a guided tour of the cellar to understand how Barbera grapes are processed to become Barbera d’Asti wine; then, sit at the table to enjoy a wine tasting of four premium wines including at least one Barbera d’Asti Superiore D.O.C.G..

You can add a private driver to this tour, to enjoy your experience in total relaxation. See below.

 

 

Rate

  • 115 € per person, minimum 4 guests;
  • 155 € per person, minimum 2 guests;
  • 30 € for kids from 7 to 17 y.o., accompanied by two adults;
  • FREE OF CHARGE for children up to 6 y.o.

 

The rate includes

  • tour guide (4 hours);
  • truffle hunting with the dog;
  • Barbera winery tour and tasting of 4 premium wines.

 

The rate does not include

  • transportation;
  • any entrance fee, meal, additional tasting, transfer, tips, personal expense and anything else not mentioned above in the field “the rate includes”.

 

 

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Private driver

Enjoy an hassle-free experience by hiring a professional driver to take you around. A different array  of luxury cars and vans are available. No specific brand of car is guaranteed unless specifically requested at time of booking. Please fill in the form below with the number of people, the pick-up and drop-off point.

Rates start from 190 € (up to 3 guests) for a 4-hour car service from/to Asti for the itinerary of this tour.

 

 

Private tour: request it in the form below

Participants: Max 15 (for larger groups please contact us)

Length: 4 hours

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under 18 y.o.)

Accessibility: NO

Physical activity: medium

Meeting place: Asti, Nizza Monferrato, Canelli or your hotel located within the surrounding area

Arrival place: Asti, Nizza Monferrato, Canelli or your hotel located within the surrounding area

In case of heavy rain: we will try to reschedule the truffle hunting or a refund will be given deducted of VAT and any bank/Paypal commissions

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