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Picking wild asparagus in Umbria

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Picking wild asparagus in Umbria

If you want to spend a day that’s different to any other and discover the most typical and traditional flavours of the area while being surrounded by nature, this asparagus harvest walk in Umbria is just the right thing for you!

As you walk around the hills and mountains and through woods and clearings, you will surely come across numerous asparagus plants. The area is full of them! You can find them in the plains, in the upper hillside areas, practically everywhere. However, it’s not always easy to recognize them. In fact, the asparagus grows up from under the ground near the plant itself and blends in very well with the surrounding environment. Nonetheless, a careful, trained eye will be able to spot them all over the place.

One of our guides will accompany you on an easy walk to discover this precious vegetable and its fruits and will teach you to recognize them and find them in the midst of other bushes and then collect their turions (the edible part of the plant).

Everything will proceed surrounded by greenery. As soon as the harvest is sufficient for the meal, you will return to the farm where the walk started. Here you can learn about the numerous uses of asparagus in the kitchen. You will attend and participate in the preparation of the dishes and have lunch based on dishes made with the freshly-picked asparagus.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Welcome briefing
  2. 2
    Introduction to the asparagus and the picking techniques
  3. 3
    Walk and asparagus picking
  4. 4
    back to the starting point for the product tasting
  5. 5
    Lunch

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • Bring a windcheater/anorak with you, even if the activity takes place in the summer months.
  • We recommend you wear trekking footwear.

Included

  • Expert guide
  • Cooking class while preparing the lucnh
  • Asparagus based lunch

Not included

  • No other equipment is included, so you will need to equip yourself with whatever accessories you feel necessary, such as walking sticks, sunglasses, binoculars, etc.
  • Everything that’s not listed under the heading ‚what is included‘.

Time

The activity will last about 3 hours, including small stops.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

When

You can enjoy this experience only in March, April and May.

Children

This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

The area in which the activity takes place can accommodate animals, however access may be prohibited in some areas of the company.

Requirements

Get ready to learn and have fun.

Important

  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators‘ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.
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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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