Piedmont
Destination
1.5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
2+
People

Black truffle hunting

Join our black truffle hunting experience with the dogs near Alba! Enjoy the emotion of being in contact with nature in the uncontaminated woods of the Langhe and learn how to find truffles in Piedmont.


What you’ll do

  • Learn about wild truffles and their biology
  • Participate in the black truffle hunting with the truffle hunter and his dogs

 Private Tour: 2 people. For groups over 3 people, ask for a customized experience

Price per person: € 50


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What to expect

You will take a walk through the rolling hills of the Langhe, near Alba, where Piedmontese wild truffles will be hidden in one of the truffle grounds located in the black truffle hunting area.

Together we will learn more about Piedmontese truffles by understanding their biology, growing environment and the traditions that surround this world. You will learn that they are no less precious than English truffles!

After getting to know the dogs, I will answer your questions about where to find truffles and black Piedmontese truffle (Tuber aestivum). Afterwards, we will go truffle hunting.

Please note that the black truffle hunting experience is simulated and that the Piedmontese truffles found belong to the truffle hunter.

Where Alba, Cuneo – 60 min from Turin, 2 hours from Milan
When From December to March (Winter Black Truffle)

From June to August (Summer Black Truffle)

Duration 1.5 hours

Start time Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Language Italian, English and French
Important information
  • While hunting for truffles, we suggest that you wear trekking shoes or trainers.
  • The black truffle hunting is carried out in easy to reach areas, close to asphalted and/or dirt roads.
  • If it rains, we recommend that you have got a spare pair of shoes.
What’s included
Walk on the hills of the Langhe
Black truffle hunting in Piedmont
What’s not included
Truffles
Transport

Price per person: € 50

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Our common project is the result of a casual meeting between a truffle hunter and a naturalist on the beautiful hills of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In our renewed vision, the “Trifulau” (truffle hunter in Piedmontese language) is an ecologist who respects the woods and the rules of research. On the other hand, the naturalist can make his tangible contribution to the maintenance of biodiversity and natural environments, which are increasingly threatened by human activities. You will discover with us that hunting truffles in Piedmont also mean respecting the environment!


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the black truffle hunting can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

Our common project is the result of a casual meeting between a truffle hunter and a naturalist on the beautiful hills of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our talk takes place on a Sunday in the spring of 2015 in one of the rare woods still present in the lower Langa: the truffle hunter was with his two dogs to check the condition of the woods after the long winter, while the naturalist was there to identify some plants and analyse the soil to recreate a truffle bed.

We immediately discover to share ideas and thoughts on truffle, especially on how to protect and enhance it. In our renewed vision, which we like to define as “truffle era 2.0”, the “Trifulau” (truffle hunter in Piedmontese language) is an ecologist who respects the woods and the rules of research; on the other hand, the naturalist can make his tangible contribution to the maintenance of biodiversity and natural environments, which are increasingly threatened by human activities.

We have been carrying out new projects to understand truffle, its culture and tradition: teaching, recovering old truffle beds and growing new truffle-generating plants.

Review

5.00 based on 1 review
4 July 2022

The expert is a dedicated truffle hunter and it was fun to learn about the truffles, different hunting seasons, how they preserve the land, and actually find some! We enjoyed watching his dog hunt and we found 3 truffles in less than one hour. We took our toddler in the forest too; she had a blast and the trifulau and his dog were great with her! At home that night, we enjoyed pasta with truffle shavings from our hunt!

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