How is the Certificate of distance calculated?
The question was:
My wife and I have been walking for a while, 99 days today to be precise.
We have walked from a place called Les Evouettes in Switzerland to Geneva, then in sequence followed the Via Gebennensis, the Via Podiensis, the Voie Nive Bidassoa, and we are now on the Camino del Norte, expecting to finish in SdC at the end of October.
We have heard that in addition to the Compostela, there is a document called the Certificate of distance ( for which there is a cost).
As we will have walked a fair distance, we thought we might get the certificate, but wanted to know what distance would be indicated: is it the whole distance from our departure point, or only the Spanish part? If it is the distance from our departure point, how is it calculated (are there ‘standard’ distances for the various Caminos)?
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