Wine tasting and truffle hunting
This is a day trip in the truffle area in Piemonte, famous to the real connoisseurs of fine wines and food.
We will spend approx. 2 hours hunting truffles with an expert and professional trifolao (that stands for truffle digger) and his loyal "assistant".
Stop for a quick bite anywhere our stomachs will take us.
Wine tasting of the area's pride and joy: Barolo and its family.
This itinerary foresees 2 activities: wine tasting and truffle hunt and both of the above activities take place in the Barolo or Barbaresco terroirs
Please take note that white truffles are harvested as from late September to February therefore if you choose to do the truffle hunt outside this limited time period, you will be hunting for black truffles.
Please take not that having 1024 characters at disposal to describe the tour, not every single place/site/trade that is included in the tour is stated in the itinerary.
I may occasionally find it necessary to modify the stated itinerary/supplier due to unforeseen circumstances, availability, or in order to improve the trip. In the event that I alter any part(s) of the itinerary, I will substitute a service or supplier of equal or greater quality.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in front of Hotel I Castelli in Alba.
Viale Torino 14, Alba.
End location: The tour ends at I Castelli Hotel in Alba, our meeting point.
Duration: 7 hours
My services as a knowledgeable, professional guide and passionate food & wine lover.
Maps of the Langhe area.
Truffle hunt of max 2 hours with an expert truffle hunter who will teach you the secrets of truffle hunting, followed by a black truffle tasting with bread, salami, cheese and wine.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - This is the approx. figure per person for the wine tasting of 3 glasses of wine.
Please note that costs may vary in time therefore please make sure to double check in advance with me whether the estimate local payments have changed.
Travelers will provide transportation for guide included.
Wine tastings. A standard wine tasting of 3 glasses of local wines is approx. Euro 25,00 per person but this figure can change according to whether you decide to stick to the standard tasting or if you go for a Barolo spree and decide to taste very important vintages.
Food and beverages.
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We had a wonderful day with Carol! First we visited Lola, the truffle dog, and his master and went into the woods and meadows to hunt for truffles. It was a great "adventure" and Carol explained (or translated) everything about truffels for us. And --- we (Lola, of course) really found a white truffle!! After that we had wonderfull lunch, visited a huge sparkling wine cellar and castle with a big wine shop. A fantastic day with Carol we will not forget. Thank you! Chris