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Elevation Gain on Camino Frances

stevelm1

Recovering Perigrino
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sep-Oct 2015, I plan to walk the Camino Portuguese in Sep 2019.
#1
After I did a search of the site (and the web) I was surprised to not find one post on the total elevation gain while walking the Camino Frances. Perhaps I am just a poor searcher, so if someone can point me to the information that would be great, or if you have it and are willing to share, that too would be wonderful. Thanks in advance.
 

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stevelm1

Recovering Perigrino
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sep-Oct 2015, I plan to walk the Camino Portuguese in Sep 2019.
#3
Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#5
My own checking of GPS tracks and analysis tools show that the cumlative elevation gain from SJPdP to the high points on the Valcarlos and Napoleon routes are about the same. Although the high point of the Valcarlos route is substantially lower than the one on the Napoleon there are a lot more ups and downs.
 

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stevelm1

Recovering Perigrino
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sep-Oct 2015, I plan to walk the Camino Portuguese in Sep 2019.
#6
Thanks to everyone for their responses. I am planning on walking the Camino Portugues next year and am starting to plan my training for the walk. I used the height measurement to get an average height gain per week to give me a number to train to for a while (I know they are different trails). I expect to walk more than 1000 training miles before I start the Camino. I can do this because I am retired. ;-)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#7
Thanks to everyone for their responses. I am planning on walking the Camino Portugues next year and am starting to plan my training for the walk. I used the height measurement to get an average height gain per week to give me a number to train to for a while (I know they are different trails). I expect to walk more than 1000 training miles before I start the Camino. I can do this because I am retired. ;-)
Why would you search for Camino Frances elevation/profile info if you are going to walk Caminho Portugues??? :):):)
Use the same links I posted and look at the Portugues... Easy peasy.

Bom Caminho!
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
yes
#9
My biggest elevation gain per a Fitbit was from Ruitelan to Fonfria. That surprised me. It was 200 floors, about 2,000 feet. There is a surprising amount of "undulating" terrain with a couple of known climbs to La Faba and O Cebreiro.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - central from Oporto (2018 - planned)
#10
Wait, if you end up with a net elevation gain between SJPP and Finisterre at the ocean, does that mean SJPP is at an altitude below sea level?
 

NomadBoomer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (September 2017), Vdlp (April 2018)
#11
Thanks to everyone for their responses. I am planning on walking the Camino Portugues next year and am starting to plan my training for the walk. I used the height measurement to get an average height gain per week to give me a number to train to for a while (I know they are different trails). I expect to walk more than 1000 training miles before I start the Camino. I can do this because I am retired. ;-)
Wow that is some serious training for the Portuguese. You could do the Frances twice
 
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
#12
Wait, if you end up with a net elevation gain between SJPP and Finisterre at the ocean, does that mean SJPP is at an altitude below sea level?
I think they were talking about total/cumulative rather than net elevation gain :):) St Jean sits around 180m above sea level (varies a bit with all its ups and downs). But I'm enjoying the image of a below-sea-level version of the place!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - central from Oporto (2018 - planned)
#13
I think they were talking about total/cumulative rather than net elevation gain :):) St Jean sits around 180m above sea level (varies a bit with all its ups and downs). But I'm enjoying the image of a below-sea-level version of the place!
Except that the first link, which the OP said provided exactly what was required said:
  • Elevation Gain: 18,666 meters (61,240 feet)
  • Elevation Loss: 17,778 meters (58,328 feet)
That seems to work out to a net elevation gain, implying that the elevation at the end, on the shores of the Atlantic, is higher than the elevation in SJPP.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#14
Except that the first link, which the OP said provided exactly what was required said:
  • Elevation Gain: 18,666 meters (61,240 feet)
  • Elevation Loss: 17,778 meters (58,328 feet)
That seems to work out to a net elevation gain, implying that the elevation at the end, on the shores of the Atlantic, is higher than the elevation in SJPP.
The finish point might be SdC (above sea level) but something still looks off.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
#15
Except that the first link, which the OP said provided exactly what was required said:
  • Elevation Gain: 18,666 meters (61,240 feet)
  • Elevation Loss: 17,778 meters (58,328 feet)
That seems to work out to a net elevation gain, implying that the elevation at the end, on the shores of the Atlantic, is higher than the elevation in SJPP.
Those figures would seem to imply that, yes! Weird.... Well - unless you and I are both missing something (or the cliffs at Finisterre are a lot higher than I thought!:eek:), I think the guy whose website gives those numbers made a mistake.

Hopefully someone knowledgeable will confirm this (or point out how those numbers could be correct after all!) and perhaps provide a source for accurate elevation gains/losses to help the OP.
 

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