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

White Truffle Hunting in Alba

Take part in the white truffle hunting experience in Alba with the truffle hunter and dogs. Enjoy an exciting private hunt for white truffles in the woods of the Langhe in Piedmont.


What you’ll do

  • Get to know the white truffle
  • Go white truffle hunting near Alba

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

Price per person: € 61


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What to expect

The white truffle hunting experience consists of a walk through the rolling hills of the Langhe, near Alba, where some truffles will be hidden in one of the truffle beds located in the white truffle search area. The hunt for white truffles takes place in oak woods, along water courses with poplars, willows and oaks.

Let’s go white truffle hunting!

After getting to know the dogs, I will answer your questions about white truffle hunting: the biology and properties of truffle, the growing environment, the traditions surrounding the world of white truffle hunting. We will then proceed together with our hunt for white truffles (Tuber Magnatum Pico).

Where Alba, Cuneo – 60 min from Turin, 2 hours from Milan

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When September to January – duration 1.5 hours
Start time Flexible start time, by agreement
Language Italian, English, French
What’s included
Walk in the Langhe
White truffle hunting in Alba
What’s not included
Truffles
Transport
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear trekking shoes or trainers.
  • The hunt for white truffles are 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.
  • Please note that the white truffle hunting is simulated and that the truffles found belong to the truffle hunter.

Price per person: € 61 – minimum 2 people

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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. With them, you can join an exciting white truffle hunting experience with the dogs!


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the white truffle hunting in Alba 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 4 reviews
14 August 2023

Great trip, very recommended also for families. Our 2 kids really enjoyed the hunting. The guide was super welcoming and knowledgeable. Very pleasant experience!

14 August 2023

Amazing private trip. Really fun also with kids. Amazing guide. Very recommended.

9 August 2023

This white truffle hunting experience booked through Italia Delight was a delight from beginning to end. The customer service and attention for the booking was excellent. All questions answered in a timely and professional manner and special requests accommodated. Then the experience itself at the truffle hunt was amazing. Our truffle hunter was full of interesting information, passion and flexibility. He accommodated the special needs of one of our children whilst making the experience interesting for the others. Would definitely do this again and recommend it wholeheartedly to other families.

12 October 2021

In my opinion, the truffle hunting tour is worth the money. It is really a unique experience and the experience and time of the truffle hunter are valuable.

We paid €50 per person for the 1,5-hour tour, via this website. We had a great experience and I highly recommend Marco and his dog. They also do 3-hour tours. Read more on my website: https://www.probearoundtheglobe.com/piedmont-white-truffle-hunting-tour-alba/

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