Hi, I love hiking myself weekends are terrible as most trails are packed full.So during the week when most are working it's great One with nature and all you hear is the wind through the trees the rivers and birds so peaceful. :
I love hiking too, but although I like walking by myself some of the day, I enjoy being with a small group. They're always like-minded people and so it's almost impossible not to get along together, even if they're strangers.
I've done same really great walking holidays in Europe, UK and South Africa, and look forward to doing some more when this pandemic is finally over.