I think that sign indicates the distance if one drove on the old national roads like N-135, etc. from Roncevalles to SdC. I don't believe it has anything to do with the walking distance.I say 816 kms…..790 kms road sign in Roncesvalles + 26 kms from SJPP to get there.
Agree totally but my point was the total walking distance recorded on the distance certificate is only 779km (that obviously ignores personal deviations from the path), so shorter by foot than by car. All in all, an adventure not to be missed.I know that but take a moment to be romantic….800+ sounds so much more impressive than anything in the 700’s !!
Agree! I did run my Strava (gps app) during the Camino Frances which I recently finished. I walked every single km, never used any form of transport. I started the app every day leaving the albergue and stopped when arriving to the next one, not pausing the app during the day. From the Pilgrim Office in SJPP to Santiago Cathedral I got 810.23 km. But obviously it includes lots of extra steps when you see something interesting, miss an arrow, change your mind, turn to have a coffee or when you need to make a pit stop out in the woods. Still, I walked those 810 km anyways and it's my personal 'certificate of distance' issued not by the Santiago Pilgrim Office, but the satellites watching my Camino from the skyobviously ignores personal deviations from the path