Have you ever imagined how truffle hunting experience looks like? Do not miss out this exciting and memorable experience in Barolo. Hunting truffle means walking, breath good air, discover the local traditios and culture. It means discover the Piedemont by a not common point of view. You will dig truffle directly from the soil. Discover the best truffle hunting tour around the world.
The Alba white truffle is one of the best and most expensive condiments in the World, which can be used in the kitchen. It is advisable to use it fresh. Piedmont travel tours provide Barolo White Truffle Hunting Tour Experience in Langhe. Barolo is one of the most important village in Italy for wine and truffle production.
Are you looking for a wine 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 tour starts at 09:30 Am
Truffle Experience is the best way to discover the fantastic culinary and enological offerings of the Piedmont area. If you like we can pick up and drop off with our private taxi service in Milan.
The truffle hunt is about 2 hours. At the beginning we will explain you something about Black and White Barolo truffle. Then, passing Barolo wine yards and hazelnut fields, we arrive at the truffle woods, called in Piedmont “tartufaia“. There we follow the dog and we will find some truffle.
We will leave at 9.00 am to reach the forest where the truffle hunt will take place. After a brief introduction and explanations from your “Trifolau”, we will start the truffle hunting tour.
Thanks to the instructions of your trifolau and the help of the truffle dog, you will enter the woods. Your task together with your truffle hunter will be to accompany the dog in areas rich in truffles.
When hunting for truffles you need to be patient, as your dog should calmly sniff near the tree roots in search of the prized truffle. Following the nose of your trusted dog, you will find different truffles under the ground.
After about 3 hours of searching, walking through the woods, after having dug carefully into the ground so as not to ruin the truffle, we will return to Barolo
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.
Never seen such a thing! We walked through the woods accompanying the trained dog, our guide explained everything about the truffle, where and when it is found and how it is eaten!