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Truffle Hunting in Alto Monferrato

Truffle Hunting in Alto Monferrato

2 hours



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  • Learn everything you need to know about truffles with a dedicated experience in Alto Monferrato.
  • A truffle hunter and a truffle dog will accompany you on an authentic truffle tour in the Piedmont forests.
  • Discover the beauty of a magical ritual rooted in local tradition.

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Full description

Are you a truffle lover and want to find out everything there is to know about it? Our Truffle Tour is just the thing for you!

In the company of expert guides, the so-called 'trifolao', and truffle dogs, you will embark on an interesting excursion in the Monferrato woods, during which you will be taught the basics of becoming an authentic truffle hunter. will be taught the basics to become an authentic truffle hunter! of truffles!

You will learn, for example, about the type of terrain in which they grow, which are the best dogs to take with you and also the characteristics of this mushroom that grows underground. It will be a unique experience that will bring you into direct contact with nature, among typical forest scents and ancient traditions.

What we will do

The appointment is at the time selected during the booking process near Alessandria. Upon arrival, we will meet the guide and the truffle dog and drive to the truffle hunting area (which may vary depending on the season).

Before setting off into the forest, we will be given a brief introduction to the truffle, in which we will learn about the history of the truffle, dog training and the various types of this prized hypogean fungus.

After this, the actual search will begin. This is a natural search, i.e. a search that is 'true' in every respect: the truffles will not have been hidden beforehand but will be found thanks to the trained dogs.

During the search, the guide will accompany us with other curiosities about the world of truffles and, if we are lucky, we will be able to admire them freshly extracted from the earth. The search will last about 2 hours, at the at the end of which we will return to the point of departure.

Who it is aimed at

The excursion is suitable for everyone, with no age limit. No specific skills are required; all that is needed is some walking ability.

Children and young people up to the age of 14 can participate in the activity free of charge.

Other information

The activity is available from September to December, the white truffle period, and from June to August, the black truffle period.

It is possible to add a truffle lunch or dinner in an affiliated restaurant in the area to the excursion at an extra cost of €80 per person. If interested, please contact the guide directly after booking confirmation.

The search will take place in a secret natural truffle ground, also known as a 'pasture'. To preserve the delicate truffle environment, the meeting point will be communicated a few days before the activity.

This is not an educational tour in which truffles are hidden beforehand, but an actual truffle search, an experience rooted in local tradition that we will have the honour of sharing with the truffle hunter. For this reason, there is the possibility of finding not white or black truffles, but some less prized types of truffles.

Important: you cannot keep the truffles you find for yourself.

Recommended clothing

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for the season
  • Sneakers or boots
  • Jacket or windbreaker

Don't forget to bring

  • Cap
  • Water bottle

What is included

  • Expert Guide
  • Truffle Dog

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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