in the past, all sorts of activities took place on the wall and even horse carriages were brought up there.
dad was quite pissed when he was not allowed to ride as this activity is only allowed for those under the age of 60. for younger and older visitors, they can choose to pay to go on the buggy where a driver will drive them along the four sides of the whole stretch of the ancient wall.
my brother and I started our ride after 6pm and the weather was all cloudy and foggy. we did not cycle long and finished our ride after one hour. we only managed to do a quarter of the length of the entire stretch. I believe to cover the whole stretch from point to point should require around 2 hours depending on how fast one ride. we did not go for a long one because dad and aunt were waiting for us.
a not to be missed activity when one is in xian. highly recommended.