This morning will be another early start on the hunt for wild mushrooms! Your guide will again collect you at your hotel, and during your mushroom hunting tour of northern Spain, will explain the different types of “boletus” to you, including which you can eat, and which you cannot! A few hours later, you will enjoy another delicious brunch in a local restaurant which specializes in “breakfast for mushroom hunters”. Your day continues with a visit to a local market whose specialty is in the sale of hundreds of varieties of wild mushroom. Here you will encounter a veritable treasure trove of all types of wild mushroom! These Catalan wild mushroom markets – small, but well stocked when in season – are the most important in the region and operate only during the months of September, October and November; when the weather turns wetter. If you are interested in broadening your mushroom hunting experience further, you could participate in some other mushroom-related activities. At the markets there are also workshops which teach you how to preserve mushrooms, through drying them.
For this evening, prior to dinner, we have organised a very special Spanish wild mushroom cooking class at your hotel; the emphasis being (of course!) on dishes made with mushrooms you hunted. You will then enjoy a hearty dinner with wine at your hotel, including the mushroom dishes you have learned to make during your lesson.
Tour in a nutshell: Private mushroom hunting tour. Local Catalan brunch. Private mushroom cooking class. Dinner with wine. Overnight in Alt Bergueda.