The perfect day for foodies, nature seekers, & dog lovers.
Enjoy the magic of Tuscany’s dense woodlands as you wander with your canine companions trained specifically for sniffing out truffles. Cross rustling streams and admire the gnarled oaks of ancient forests where Etruscans hunted boars and Medieval knights fought neighboring foes. Then finish the hike at a picturesque farmhouse where you will enjoy a three-course meal featuring your freshly unearthed truffles.
As you hike, learn all about these rare and precious delicacies. Truffles have been cherished since the ancient Greeks, who thought Zeus created them when he struck the most pristine pools of forest water with bolts of lightning. Today, the famous white truffle is worth more than its weight in gold.
Here is the Plan:
Into the woods . . .
We will pick you up in Siena or Florence (or another nearby accommodation) & drive you through the winding cypress-lined roads of the Sienese countryside. Then we will turn off onto a gravel road & head deep into Tuscany’s most renowned truffle woods.
Let the hunt begin!
Meet your truffle guru and his faithful truffle-hunting dogs. Be ready to hike from 1.5 – 3 hours through the pristine forest as the dogs search to uncover the truffles straight from the earth.
Optional cooking class
Bring your newly found treasure to the farm estate where you will enjoy lunch. If you like, you can learn to make fresh pasta from scratch by helping to prepare the tagliatelle that will accompany the truffles. Otherwise, relax in the shade with a glass of wine produced on the farm while your private chef prepares the 3-course truffle meal.
Off to foodie heaven . . .
Enjoy your truffle-filled lunch with wine pairing, artisan pecorino cheeses, salami and more!
On the way back to your hotel, you can also stop for a wine tasting at a vineyard in Chianti or Brunello.
Peaceful nature, fresh air, adorable dogs, your own private truffle guru . . . and, of course, the opportunity to taste the freshest truffles of your life. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get hunting!
Availability Restrictions Info
Important note: this experience includes a long truffle walk in the forest (about 2,5/3,0 hours) and it is requested a good predisposition to walk in the forest, cross creek etc… so, due to the nature of it, this is not suitable for people with impaired mobilities.
Please note that there are seasonal restrictions around each truffle hunt; the Precious White Truffle is only available from September to December, the Marzuolo from February to April and the Summer Truffle from June to August. There are no truffle hunts available in January or May.
The tour starts between 9 and 10 in the morning and lasts 5 hours.
Luxury air conditioned vehicle – Wifi on board!
Hiking in the forest with a professional truffle hunter & his dog
In-depth knowledge about truffles & local traditions
3-course lunch featuring fresh truffles & organic, low intervention wines
OPTIONAL Pasta-making class & wine tasting (on request)
Pick-up & drop-off directly to & from your accommodation
English speaking Driver Guide for the day at disposal
We are also available to personalize your itinerary. Contact us and we’ll send you a personalized quotation!
Fantastic service by Nicolo. Easy to communicate with, always on time and very knowledgeable. Had a great few days around Buonconvento and Montalcino. Definitely look these guys up when you're in the area
I can highly recommend Nicolo and team. Great service, always on time, and very knowledgable of the area.
The wine tour with Niccolo was one of the highlights of our Tuscan holiday. Very well planned by Niccolo, who picked us up and took us to Fattoria dei Barbi, one of the oldest vineyards in the region, 5 out of 5. Thanks Niccolo, we'll be back!
Tours in Tuscany is a tour service company offering long and short term deluxe car and minivan services for your holiday in Tuscany