Alison Belot is a regular Macs adventurer from Australia who recently went on our Walking Portofino and Cinque Terre trip. She tells us how she got on as a solo traveler and shares some of her vacation highlights.
I‘ve long wanted to hike in the Cinque Terre region and a change of travel plans made this possible. I chose to do the Walking Portofino and the Cinque Terre trip with Macs Adventure and was not disappointed.
As a female traveling on my own, I was a little apprehensive, and although there were generally not many people on the trail in the national park, I felt safe and well-supported the whole time. The location and scenery were stunning, and although the route was not always well-defined, I had no issue with navigation thanks to the Macs app.
The days were long and there were many hills, but they were a fair trade-off for the stunning views! The routes between the five villages were the busiest parts, I much preferred peaceful sections in the national park. I enjoyed the quiet and solitude on some of the sections, it created a great environment for me to immerse myself in the natural environment and as you walked from hilltop to hilltop the views were amazing.
Overall, the accommodations were all well-located relative to the tracks and the logistics worked flawlessly. It really was an epic adventure!