Truffle hunting with a dog

Truffle hunting with a dog

Hunt for your food at the Psiloritis UNESCO Geopark + chef experience

ACTIVE PERIOD
May – July
Saturday & Sunday
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
3
DURATION
10 hours
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
4
Truffle hunting with a dog
Price from €92
PRICE FROM € 92 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

The Rouvas forest, home to the largest clump of oak trees in Kernes, an area of unique appeal and ecological value, listed under Natura 2000.

Our culinary adventure begins at the Zaros lake path before the Agios Nikolaos gorge. After a 20-minute walk, we will reach the Agios Nikolaos monastery, where we will continue an uphill path through the gorge. The riverbed has waterfalls and ponds, and we will cross a wooden bridge before reaching the Agios Ioannis area, which has a chapel, picnic area, toilets, and benches. The hunt begins after a briefing by our truffle hunter, who will share the secrets of hunting and processing truffles.

Here, a Lagotto Romagnolo dog will help spot black summer truffles while we enjoy the beautiful nature.

We then meet the cook who carefully holds our hunting trophies and has set up his equipment at Lake Zaros, 425m above sea level.

Transfer back from the same route.

Meeting time
08.00
End of activity time
18.00
Meeting point
Zaros Lake

Highlights

  • Hunt for your own food
  • The oak forest of Rouvas
  • Zaros lake
DISTANCE
ZAROS LAKE - AGIOS IOANNIS - ZAROS LAKE (2.5 +2.5 HOURS) - 22386 m.
SUN EXPOSURE
Yes
ALTITUDE
1442 m.
ASCEND
2078 m.
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DESCEND
2375 m.
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General Info

DURATION
10 hours
ACTIVE PERIOD
May – July
Saturday & Sunday
PRICE

92€/person for 8+ participants

115€/person for 6-7 participants

150€/person for 4-5 participants

Transfer from Heraklion, Crete, with extra charge:

80€/person for 4-5 participants

58€/person for 6-7 participants

46€/person for 8+ participants

Participation requirements

  • Ages between 12 - 65 years old
  • Good physical condition
  • Lack of acrophobia
  • Must love truffles and dogs

Tour inclusions

  • English / Italian speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Hiking sticks (on request)
  • First aid kit
  • UHF/VHF Radio Communication
  • Photo service
  • Chef-cooked meal
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes

Tour Exclusions

  • What is not mentioned above

Equipment

FAQs

What should I bring with me?

  • what is listed above in Equipment section

Agency

Trekking Hellas Chania

Crete

Phone: (+30) 693 699 2700

Natasha Balta (+30) 6936 992700

Email: chania@trekking.gr

Address:

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