- Camino(s) past & future
- 2013-Frances SJP-Finisterre, 2015 Camino Le Puy-Santiago, 2017 Portugues Lisbon-Santiago 2018 Norte
Hi all. I have been comparing the maps and distances on Gronze and Wise Pilgrim. Gronze has the basic maps with towns and distances. Wise Pilgrim gives you distances from one town to next in the book next to the names of the towns. There seems to be many discrepancies in distances. Sometimes Gronze shows longer distances between two points and sometimes Wise Pilgrim does. I don't know where they measure their points from. I know Brierley guides points are usually measured from the municipal albergues. Sometimes I look at many of these towns and their size and even if they have different starting points from towns, those towns are so small the distances shoudn't be as different as they are. I have also checked to make sure they are not different routes to take that can change distances. I am checking where the routes appear to be exactly the same. The differences of a few kilometers on short stages does not bother me. But when I see differences of 3 or 4k (once or twice it can be even more) I wonder which resource I should trust. I am 64 years old and i will start slowly and do about 18-20K a day. I know I can work into more based on being an experienced Pilgrim, but I really don't want 30K days if I can avoid it or back to back 27 or 28k days, especially early on with all the up and downs. Any guidance or any help from any of you out there would be greatly appreciated. Buen Camino to all!