The trip lasts: 45 – 60 min.
Schedule of the tourist train driving to the demonstration of thetruffle hunting:
– 12 PM , – 2 PM, – 4 PM

One of the fair’s most interesting moments is the participation in the guided truffle search during which visitors may enter the very heart of the Motovun forest, the largest habitat of these exceptionally respected mushrooms in the world, stretching along the Mirna river and the Botonega stream. A tourist train will take you and your guide along the ‘Truffle Path’ to the site where a licenced truffle hunter is waiting to demonstrate the search.

Phone: +385 91 4777 410

Truffle searching and harvesting ritual


The popularity of guided searches stems from ancient times. Numerous chronicles recorded the stories and accounts of noblemen who used to organize and participate in truffle hunting. The participation in this exciting search, even only as a spectator, meant then and still does the indulgence in this unique adventure and the experience of nature.

Truffle hunting is a special skill which requires exceptional attention, good memory, large experience, and extraordinary knowledge of every forest nook and every inch of the land. One of the core rules known to every truffle hunter is never to reveal the location of this precious tuber. The hunter is therefore always accompanied by his inseparable friend in this search – the hound.

The truffle hunt starts early in the morning and at night not only to hide from curious eyes but also because of humidity which, while descending, intensifies the soil aroma to a maximum and facilitates the truffle search.