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

Hunting for Alba truffles

Take part in an exciting Alba truffle hunting experience in contact with nature and dogs in the wonderful natural setting of the Langhe woods in Piedmont.


What you’ll do

  • Adventure through the woods and trails of the Langhe
  • Experience the excitement of white Alba truffle hunting with the truffle hunter and his faithful dogs

 Private Tour: 2 people. For groups of 3-4 people, ask for a customized experience

Price per person: € 80


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What to expect

I will accompany you on a Alba white truffle hunt with the dogs and explain how to find white truffles and in particular the most precious fruit of this corner of Piedmont, the white truffle from Alba.

We will start as usual in the early morning or late evening. This type of Italian white truffle hunting is recommended for those who regularly practise sport, love walking, being in contact with nature and are not afraid of the dark.

But how exactly do you find Alba truffles? These Italian white truffles grow in the oak woods of the Langhe, along water courses with poplars, willows and oaks. I will explain to you during the experience where to look for white Alba truffles and how to find this white Italian truffle with the dogs.

The style of the real Alba white truffle hunting is that of a walk along mountain paths, in which uphill and downhill stretches alternate, passing through small flat stretches.

Where Alba, Cuneo – 60 min from Turin, 2 hours from Milan
When From September to January – duration 3 hours
Start time Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Language Italian, English and French
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear, for the white truffle hunting experience, climbing boots, heavy and resistant trousers, fleece jacket, a cagoule or other waterproof jacket, always of a dark colour and without reflective stripes, gloves and a cap.
  • For the Alba truffle hunting experience, we suggest that you also have a small rucksack with water and a snack. Bring a torch and a stick. Finally, we recommend that you have got spare clothes.
  • Groups larger than 4 people are not accepted for logistical and organisational reasons.
What’s included
Walk on the hills of the Langhe
The white truffle hunting – “la Cerca
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 80

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The Food Expert:

Our common project is the result of a casual meeting between an Alba 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 truffle hunting. 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. They will welcome you to Piedmont to learn where to find Alba truffles among unspoilt forests.


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the hunt for Alba truffles 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.

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