A fun and varied alternative entry to the classic Sun Peaks blues.


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Once you've done all the classic top to bottom lines at Sun Peaks, it's time to check out variants like this.

This is actually a combination of two lines - Gummy Bear and Spicy Taco - but it's logical to link them together and describe them as a single route. The riding on this route is quite a contrast to many of the jump-heavy lines around here, because it's more about trail riding than taking air.

The terrain is narrow, technical and tricky, but there aren't many opportunities for leaving the ground (at least not voluntarily)! Gummy Bear, the initial section, features plenty of narrow, technical singletrack and some respectable drops too.

Keep concentrating and take it pretty easy on your first lap so that you can figure out where the bigger obstacles are.

Cross over 5 Mile Road and go straight ahead to Spicy Taco.

This trail starts off nicely, with some smooth and flow-y riding, but the second half is much more challenging, with some tricky root sections and some difficult drops too.

The trail is also reasonably narrow, which only adds to the challenge.

One thing which makes life slightly easier is that the biggest drops have clearly marked ride-around options, so you're not committed to riding the hardest parts of the trail. Once you hit 5 Mile Road for a second time there are plenty of fun ways to get back to the village.

Holy Rollers followed by Bermalade would be our recommendation!