Statistics for my short Via Francigena pilgrimage from Viterbo to Rome

I just did the stats for my short pilgrimage from Viterbo to Rome along the Via Francigena.

The total distance was 126.83km walking on the trail (plus an additional 17.5km sundry walking bringing the five day total to 144.3km). That’s 187,066 steps.

I climbed 1359m and descended 1755m, an average of 271.8 per day up and 351m per day down. This is a very hilly route, even though there are long stretches that are largely flat.

Day One (13 October 2023): Viterbo to Vetralla: 21.33km, +181m(-253), 4:35 moving time.
Day Two (14 October 2023): Vetralla to Sutri: 28.66km, +350m(-354), 6:38hrs moving time.
Day Three (15 October 2023): Sutri to Campagnana: 27.94km, +315m(-316), 6:28hrs moving time.
Day Four (16 October 2023): Campagnana to La Storta: 24.01km, +344m(-526), 6:21hrs moving time.
Day Five (17 October 2023): La Storta to Rome: 24.89km, +169m(-306), 6:55hrs moving time.

I would estimate that the journey cost me less than $100 a day in terms of food and accommodation.

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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