Export route to GPX file

How do I export a route created within openstreetmap to a GPX file that I can then import to my Garmin GPS device?

I think the interface at openstreetmap.org don’t offer to download the route. You may try e.g.
instead or
Both allow to download the track as gpx. Garmin tools (Basecamp, Mapsource) allow to convert a track to a route if you prefer that.


https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org allows you to export mapped hiking routes.

An alternative is directly using osmrm.openstreetmap.org with the ID of the hiking relation, as the GPX links on e.g. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Belgium/Local_Walking_Routes_Flanders do

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The simplest way to export OSM path to GPX file is to use overpass-trubo page.
Btw, in OSM terms, path are represented as Way structures, a simple list of node coordinates.

Open OSM, use search to navigate to the path (way) you want. For example, i used this one: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/762977045
The open https://overpass-turbo.eu/. In the left part of the screen you’ll need to type following query, using the way ID form OSM page:

out geom;

Click Run and then Export → download/copy as GPX

I have read couple of threads about this topic and I find it strange as none of them will provide such a clear an easy example. I guess many people will need to export some paths form OSM into GPX, and I hope this answer will help them

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You probably meant to say “from”, not “form”?