New Orleans Original Bike Tour Company


Welcome to our Family of Cruises

 There is no more fun way to explore New Orleans than by bicycle, especially on an easy to ride,  fat-tired cruiser that’s as laid back as we are. What we offer is simple; free-flowing tours  that are slow paced, like the city itself. We roll with all the time you need to soak up the local color and hear the stories of our history and people that make New Orleans a city like no other.

Confederacy of Cruisers invites you on bike rides where we share what we love best: New Orleans. Our various tours roll through several scenic traditionally Creole neighborhoods including the old Faubourgs; Marigny and Treme and down into the friendly and colorful Bywater. As we ride, taking routes we can customize as we go, we explore the architecture and history of the city,  unraveling the mysteries and crazy stories of  the past and present, that, when seen as a whole, will give you a glimpse into the heart of our unique local culture. If we can just provide a hint of why we can never envision living anywhere else, we are happy. There really is no place like New Orleans, and sharing it  is what we love to do.

We started Confederacy of Cruisers for one reason, no one offered a tour of New Orleans that we would have wanted to take.  There were no bike tours back then, and no small group tours either, so we reinvented what we thought a tour of our city should be so you could experience the city the best way possible, and that is still what we do. Riding with us, we bring you more of the life here, have a little more fun, and cover the usually missed local spots that we find so great. You’ll learn plenty about our New Orleans, because that is our passion, but you’ll have a great day out, too. We want you to leave our city filled with great memories and will do everything we can to make sure you do. If you have any doubts check us out in any of the travel review sites – we offer an unparalleled New Orleans experience and the many years of positive comments from our happy customers attest to that.

We have an array of tours, all written by the guides taking you out, that cater to any interest. We’ve had our tours lead to marriage proposals, to folks moving to New Orleans, but mostly just to many, many good times and great memories with customers who are now our friends.

If we sound like your kind of folks, and you wish to make reservations for our tours, or have any questions about us and our service feel free to contact us by email at or give us a call at (504) 400-5468 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thanks for checking us out. – Jeff Shyman (the founder and still full-time guide)


Pedals to Paddles

Our newest tour and the best way to see all New Orleans; from Esplanade Avenue up through the Bayou.

We know our city is known from the view from a bar stool and street parades, that’s part of our lives; but we are also a city of long beautiful roads with bike paths, a lush system of bayous and waterways, and a park filled with oak trees some which predate our Mardi Gras, Sazeracs, and even the French arrival to Louisiana. Beautiful outdoors abound just outside of the French Quarter.

You’ll join us for a 2 hour bike ride; a bit of history, some beautiful houses, a trip City Park and a great overview of why we can’t imagine living anywhere else before we bring you to Bayou st John where you will paddle of in Kayaks for another 2 hour trip along Bayou St John and stories of bayou culture, local ecology, and our aquatic like along the way.

After that, you have our bikes to enjoy the afternoon, you can keep the bikes and locks, we’ll give you a map and some ideas and you can explore the city for another 4 hours or take the scenic ride straight back if you prefer..


That is quite the day, and we are happy to be the first to offer a combination this awesome for you.

The tour are available  on Monday’s and will cost $90 for the full day.



For a taste of our original tour, here’s a video a customer made while on a ride with us…

Confederacy of Cruisers Bicycle Tours