Walking is the great equaliser
Walking is a great equaliser of people and lots of different people love to walk, politicians to plumbers, gay and straight, people of all colour and creed, young and old. So, although your holiday company will try and match people up according to age, you will meet a wide variety of people, all with a shared love of slow travel. You won’t get that around the pool on a Club Med.
The accommodation will be basic
Small group walking holidays can be as eco four star or eco frugal as you like - or can afford. In more off the beaten track destinations you won’t be in luxury hotels, of course, but camping often errs on the side of glamping.
However, walking holidays always have basic ‘do what a bear does in the woods’ moments, so if luxury is your priority, maybe think again.