Truffitourism route + Search for medicinal plants

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Tour description

Discover all the secrets of truffles (Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum). In the heart of Cuenca mountain range, just 20 km from Cuenca, you will enjoy the most select of our nature: Truffiturism, Truficulture, Ethnobotany and a gastronomic tasting of truffled eggs and wild herbal infusions such as thyme, rosemary or sage.

How is this truffle experience?

We will make a truffle mycological walking tour through the towns of Mariana or Villalba de la Sierra (depending on the route) with our expert truffle hunter, which is truffle farmer and seeker with trained dogs. The objective, in addition to learning how to collect them, is to get the experience of searching for truffles by our self and discover all the secrets of growing and searching for this precious gastronomic treasure from our forests.

Next we will take a botanical walk in "La Noria de Villalba", where we will recognize and collect wild plants.

You will also enjoy a small mycological tasting based on truffles and wild herb infusions (such as thyme, rosemary or sage). You will also get to know about numerous species of medicinal plants, their traditional uses, their properties, their conservation, and how to identify them.

Activity planning

10:00 a.m. Group meeting at El Ventorro Restaurant. (Ctra. Cuenca Tragacete, 0, 16143, Cuenca),

10:30 a.m. Beginning of the truffle activity on the farm of the company "Concatruf", (In the town of Mariana, Cuenca).
On-site explanations about growing, harvesting and all the secrets of the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum), also searching for and collecting truffles with specially trained dogs. In the development of the activity, you will have the chance to ask all the questions you like to the expert guides and collectors.

12:15 pm Possibility of buying the truffles directly extracted during the day, at the producer's price.

1:15 p.m. Search for medicinal plants in a botanical walk in "La Noria de Villalba". You will discover the wonderful World of Ethnobotany.

2:15 p.m. Small tasting of truffled eggs with toast and truffled olive oil along with a small tasting of wild herb infusions. (Thyme, Rosemary, Sage)

2:45 p.m. End of the activity.

Tour duration

5 hours

We started the tour...

10.00 Restaurant El Ventorro (Tragacete - Cuenca)

We finished the tour...

14:45 h

Included in this tour

  • Truffle hunt
  • Truffle collecting demonstration
  • Botanical walk
  • Small truffle tasting
  • Tasting of medicinal plant infusions

Not included in this tour

  Any service not included in the "Included section"

Additional information

Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing

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