HIGHLIGHTS: 

Private expert guide, panoramic Appenine hillside, tasting of typical mountain products, chance to find truffles or mushrooms 

 

 

Duration: Half day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Province of Parma (80 km from Parma)

AVAILABLE: Monday to Sunday

 WHERE: Borgotaro (80 km south-east of Parma)

 FROM: Parma, Bologna, Modena

DURATION: 4 hours ½ + transfer times

TYPE OF TOUR: basic hiking with minimal effort, slow-pace, funny, gourmet

TOUR TIME: 2:00 pm on site (woods area)

 MEETING: Borgotaro (if self-drive); Your Parma hotel (if car&driver selected)

 

 

Searching for an outdoor experience far away from the beaten tracks? What about a truffles & mushrooms hunting tour in the enchanted woods of the Parma Apennines! 

 

  2:00 pm: You will be welcomed by our expert environmental guide directly at the most convenient point in Borgotaro, province of Parma, and together you will reach the path starting point in the woods: ready to learn about this amazing mountain landscape and search for the treasures hidden in its forest? Not just porcini mushrooms and/or truffles (which have a denomination of typical origin there), but also wild berries, peculiar trees and rare bushes, according to season.

  Hunting requires energy… that’s why a tasty country-style merenda along the tour or at the end will be ready for you with the top-notch farm-to-table products of the region: Parmigiano-Reggiano, some of the typical cured meats, fresh made bread… and the most authentic spirit of Parma’s food making heritage!

5:00 pm: End of activities. 

Inclusions:

  • Licensed environmental guide for 3 hours (Ita/Eng, other languages upon availability)
  • Country-style merenda with the best farm-to table products of the area  

Exclusions: 

  • Personal insurance in case of accidental injuries
  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

 

Cancellation policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

Please note: 

  • Program: the described program may undergo minor changes in the timings
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from Parma or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request.
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law.
  • The ideal season for truffles is from November to March (winter season) and from May to June (summer season). For the porcini mushrooms: September and October. During the other months the visit into the woods is still possible focusing on the environment and the characteristics of the territory.
  • Since it's a real search and the seasons may be dramatically influenced by the current climate, it is not guaranteed to find products during the experience.

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