Truffle Hunting & Barolo tasting

Alba, Italy

Experience hosted by Daniela Adolfo E Margherita

3 hours, Hosted in English and Italian
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Discover the secrets, the traditional techniques in a true hunting of the precious white or black truffle with a professional "Trifolao" and his inseparable dog.
Understand how, where & why truffles grow up in our area, learn the differences between black & white truffle, enjoy the intense & costant scent, understanding the degree of ripening of a truffle by your nose.
You will meet me or Margherita at Alba train station, then you will be led up the surrounding Langhe's hills to admire the striking view, walking through it, enjoying the nature & of course looking for truffle!!
Then after hunting you will have a wine tasting in a typical family's conduction cellar where you will taste their great wines as Barolo or Barbaresco, Barbera, arneis, tasting typical & local product as salame cheese and grissini.
WHITE TRUFFLE HUNTING SEASON from 30th September until 31st January
BLACK TRUFFLE HUNTING SEASON from 1st February until 29th September.
The tour usually is shared with other guests; travelling alone & reserving for one we required € 50 as extra by cash directly the day of the tour( not in case someone joins that tour).
Childs under 9 years old free!!( reserving min. 2 guests)
Other things to note
comfortable, warm clothes & 2nd pair of shoes are recommended especially in winter time. travelling alone & reserving for one we required € 50 by cash as extra (not in case someone joins that tour).
Discover the secrets, the traditional techniques in a true hunting of the precious white or black truffle with a professional "Trifolao" and his inseparable dog.
Understand how, where & why truffles grow up in our area, learn the differences between black & white truffle, enjoy the intense & costant scent, understanding the degree of ripening of a truffle by your nose.
You will meet me or Margherita at Alba train station, then you will…

What's included

  • Food
    cheese , salame and grissini
  • Drinks
    barolo or Barbaresco wine tasting plus other 3 wines degustation.
  • Equipment
    raincot in case of rain

Meet your host, Daniela Adolfo E Margherita

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I'm a professional truffle hunter from 3 generations in Alba. My grandfather after 2nd world war was one of the first truffle hunting/seller in Alba,he taught to my father all the secrets about the precious "ipogean fungus" then my father taught it to me.i'm a dog trainer & actually i've got 3 great dogs: Stella, Kelly & Perla. I would like to teach "some"of my truffle hunting segrets to travellers. During the tour you will helped by my friend Margherita. She's an official tourist guide Cuneo province with great passion for truffles and wine providing to translate every part of the hunting.
I'm a professional truffle hunter from 3 generations in Alba. My grandfather after 2nd world war was one of the first truffle hunting/seller in Alba,he taught to my father all the secrets about the precious "ipogean fungus" then my father taught it to me.i'm a dog trainer & actually i've got 3 great dogs: Stella, Kelly & Perla. I would like to teach "some"of my truffle hunting segrets to travellers. During the tour you will helped by my friend Margherita. She's an official tourist guide Cuneo pr…
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Where you'll be

we will start from Alba train station ( with your own car follow us) and you will led up in the surronding hills enjoying the huge view . then on walk You will be driven through the woods of the Langhe immersed in the nature. After Hunting tour continue visiting a family cellar & enjoying a Wine tasting.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Taj & Leigh
July 2021
We had such an amazing time Truffle Hunting with Francesca our interpreter who is very knowledgeable about all things truffles, Max our guide and his super sweet dog Kelly! Kelly found probably 10 black truffles during our outing which was way more than I thought we would find. We searched a hazelnut grove which was beautiful and a great spot for our hunt! We hunted for about an hour and a half and upon our conclusion we followed Francesca to a local family run winery that makes Barolo and other wines. We took a short tour of the facility and then had a tasting of about 6-8 wines with cheese, salami, bread and grissinni. What a wonderful day and I would highly recommend this tour. There were 6 of us adults and we did a private tour. Thank you Francesca for organizing!! Grazie!
We had such an amazing time Truffle Hunting with Francesca our interpreter who is very knowledgeable about all things truffles, Max our guide and his super sweet dog Kelly! Kelly f…
Lauren
July 2021
We had such an amazing time on this experience! Daniela did an excellent job of organizing the trip and finding a time that best suited our travel schedule and Margherita was a great guide and translator, filled with so much knowledge about the area, truffles, and wine! Truffle hunting with Max and his dog Kelly was one of the highlights of our trip to Barolo. The wine tasting afterwards was also great! We stayed for several hours with Alessandro talking about the history of the region, the wines and much more over glasses of beautiful Barolos and Barbarescos. Highly recommend!
We had such an amazing time on this experience! Daniela did an excellent job of organizing the trip and finding a time that best suited our travel schedule and Margherita was a gre…
Brenda
August 2020
It was a great experience. We felt the deep connection between the hunter and the dog. The owner of the family owned vineyard was also super nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience?
Rachael
November 2019
This was a great experience! Beautiful locations and Margherita was great with communication and coordinating the meet up. She also provided us with tons of great information about the region throughout the day.
Edoardo
November 2019
Tutto molto bello peccato solo che eravamo in tantissimi mi sarebbe piaciuto essere al massimo in sei! La guida poverina doveva tradurre ma con così tante parole ci si perde un po’ la magia di vedere il cane al lavoro! Esperienza super positiva comunque!
Tutto molto bello peccato solo che eravamo in tantissimi mi sarebbe piaciuto essere al massimo in sei! La guida poverina doveva tradurre ma con così tante parole ci si perde un po’…
Margo
November 2019
This was an awesome experience! Our guide spoke perfect english and was very patient and approachable. The hunter and his dog were really cool to get to know and watch work. It was clear they shared a special bond and I really enjoyed the whole process. The day ended perfectly with wine tasting at a gorgeous winery. The "follow by car" process was a little difficult keeping everyone together but in the end it was worth it because it allowed the different cars to leave or stay longer at the winery as they desired.
This was an awesome experience! Our guide spoke perfect english and was very patient and approachable. The hunter and his dog were really cool to get to know and watch work. It was…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

comfortable and warm clothes are recommended in winter time

2nd pair of shoes