Asti, the capital of Monferrato is renowned throughout Europe for its wines, its truffles, the Palio and much more. A city rich in culture, history and passions. The land of Asti, known for its Barbera, and DOCG sparkling wine also offers many truffles every year. Depending on the season it is possible to find fine white truffles, fine black truffles and “scorzoni”.
If you are without a car to reach the Asti wood where you will be hunting for truffles, contact us for a private taxi service. At the end of truffle hunting in Asti, we advise you to end the experience with a truffle lunch or dinner in the splendid center of Asti (optional, not included in the price).
Are you looking for a truffle hunting tour from Turin or Milan? Do you need to pick up or drop off at the Asti train station (the closest to Alba)? We are offering you this kind of service for free.
The starting time is customizable. Usually tours are at: 06:00 Am, 08:00 Am, 10:00 Am, 12:00 Am, 2:00 Pm, 4:00 Pm, 6:00 Pm. During summer time, for protect our customers and our dogs, from 12:00 Am to 16:00 all the truffle tours are stoped.
During the truffle hunt you will find out where specific truffles can be found, in fact near different shrubs and trees you can find certain types of truffles. At the end of the experience you will know how to recognize healthy truffles from those that are too mature, etc.
The appointment is at 9.00 am in the woods where the hunt will take place After a brief introduction and explanations from your “Trifolau”, we will begin the truffle hunting tour accompanied by the trained dog that will help you in your search.
Put on your rubber boots, if you wish, you will enter the woods. Your task helped by your truffle hunter will be to accompany the dog in areas rich in truffles so that he can sniff carefully between the roots of trees and shrubs.
During truffle hunting you have to be very patient as you will have to give the dog time to sniff calmly in order to discover truffles that are hidden a few centimeters deep in the ground. Following the flair of your trusted dog, you will find several truffles underground.
The hunt will last 2 hours, during which you will dig in the ground as soon as the dog has smelled it.
There is no right or wrong season to hunt for truffles, the only difference is in the truffle to look for. In fact every truffle has its seasonality, the famous Alba Truffle “Magnatum Pico” can be found only from September to December, the white truffle called “Bianchetto” can be found from January to April. Instead during the warmer seasons between May and August it is easier to find black truffles called “Scorzoni”, while the prized black truffle can be found from mid-November to mid-March. In any season, however, the experience of seeing the dog in search of these treasures hidden in the ground will be beautiful, regardless of the truffle found.
Truffle hunting is open to everyone, to those who already know truffles and to those who do not know them. This outdoor activity was born to introduce truffles but above all to make them discover how to look for them, where they are, to understand why they are so expensive and valuable.
60 days before departure will be subject to 30% of the program price.
59 – 30 days before departure will be subject to 60% of the program price.
29 days or less upon departure will be subject to 100% of the program price.
Absolutely, you will be able to find the truffles you found during the hunt, at a price in line with market prices, depending on the season in which you will hunt, in Alba you will also find many Trifolai and shops that can help you choose the best truffle.
Beautiful experience in the Woods of Asti, we did this special adventure in the woods together with the Trifolau and the dog. We learned a lot about truffles, how to look for them but above all how to eat them. After that we ended the day with a prazo at the truffle-based restaurant.