DISCOVERING THE ROOTS OF THE BLACK TRUFFLE: A WINTER PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN
February 10-17, 2019
Our signature 8-day tour. Journey off the beaten path. Enjoy the beauty, the aromas, & the wonderful people.
What's new this year?
We're going to the Black Truffle Festival in Abejar to celebrate it's 17th year in promoting local truffles!
We'll focus-in on the technical side of managing a successful truffle plantations.
And we'll learn features of the "terroir" of Ribera del Duero, with our guest wine expert.
This journey is designed for savoring everyday. For smelling the earth while hunting truffles, marveling at their ecology and habitat; for feasting on fresh truffles in sophisticated and rustic styles; for exploring the spectacular natural landscapes, and for learning about the history and culture over the last few centuries in Soria, this mountainous province of Castille & Leon.
Get to know the wines with local enologists, and join the cooking demonstration with talented chefs. Meander through the abandoned stone villages of the Soria Highlands, and explore the wild truffle beds with private guides and their expert truffle dogs.
Hotel accommodations have been chosen with care, for their historic value and the excellent services provided—with at least 2 nights at each hotel to respect a winter pace.
Black Truffle Winter Delight
Let me translate the imagery behind this simply elegant creation...
Showcasing Local Chefs
It's our pleasure to dine as guests with four different chefs of this region, demonstrating their technical skills and imaginations, elucidating the ephemeral aromas of this amazing fungus in both sophisticated and simple presentations, drawing on the rich culinary traditions of Castille & Leon.
Here is what we provide for you:
All your transportation starting from and returning to Madrid, departing Sunday morning, Feb. 10.
Hotel accommodations with breakfast for 7 nights.
3 private Black Truffle hunts, visiting a natural forest and 2 planted truffle sites.
All luncheons for 7 days including 4 Truffle Feasts with regional wines.
Guided cultural visits to the old city of Soria, and the Castle of Berlanga de Duero.
Excursion to the beautiful limestone canyons of La Fuentona and nearby medieval towns.
Wine tasting with our guest enologist.
Excursion to the Soria Highlands, with a view into past glory.
"Cooking with truffles" demonstration with one of Soria’s outstanding chefs!
Tour Cost in euros:
3350 € per person (double occupancy)
3450 € per person (single occupancy)
The Truffle Tour language will be English but you’ll have many opportunities to join-in with your Spanish!
José Santana joins us as an expert guide
A true lover of nature and the rich rural culture of his ancestral village, José Santana combines his passion for his native Soria with his investigative and didactic capacities. His keen observational nature and curiosity led him to pursue a doctoral degree in Agricultural Engineering with a specialty in plant genetics.
In 2013 José established his own business SORBUS Medio Ambiente (SORBUS Environmental Services) dedicated to promoting greater appreciation of the biodiversity and cultural knowledge of plants, fungi and animals in his region of Soria and Burgos through educational workshops, programs and guided walks.
This business supports rural development by offering scientific and technical expertise to quality woodland projects in the provinces. José loves to share his knowledge and ideas and is a frequent and lively guest speaker on local radio programs.
Explore the Soria Highlands
Truffle gastronomy in the kitchen with our chefs
There is no end to the magic of truffles at your table, whether in sophisticated creations or a rustic traditional feast, come to enjoy Black Truffles like never before.