Rex started Himalayan Heroes when he invited his mates from Perth Cafe Racers to join him for an adventure in the Himalayas. Being a key person in the Australian Cafe Racer scene, the founder of Perth Cafe Racers and the organiser of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Perth, Leh in India and Everest Base Camp in Tibet means he has a lot on his plate. However there is nothing he is more passionate about than designing every Himalayan Heroes adventure so that they are the best motorcycle adventures on the planet. Rex’s routes have been so popular that they have been “emulated” by companies from around the world, not only do they copy the route but they copy the name of the adventure and even the words on our web pages!
Of course, they don’t offer a boutique service so they can’t afford to copy our price and we’ve seen our adventures from US$1,000 to over $4,000 more expensive.
A true adventurer doesn’t keep going back to the same place but explores new horizons. When Rex’s adventure partners couldn’t keep up with his thirst for new places to explore, he wasn’t going to be held back. New routes in ancient areas have been discovered, countries that people tell you you shouldn’t go to are the most welcoming and more affordable ways of world renown adventures are now within reach. Rex is ready to lead you to the most adventurous time of your life.
It is important to Rex that Himalayan Heroes enriches the lives of the people in the remote areas that we visit so proceeds of every adventure go towards our Giving Back project. In 2019 alone, we were able to house two families in Mongolia, provide 12 months of school equipment to a monastery school in India and support an orphanage in Nepal. Riders on all our adventures are encouraged to contribute in their own way.
Rex is always busy but he offers a boutique service so when you have a question, you can be sure, you’ll get through to him (and not palmed off to an admin person) and receive a speedy and accurate response.
Rex rides a W650 Cafe Racer and there is Royal Enfield Classic 500 getting customised into a scrambler that would be perfect for the Himalayas. He also wears a Yeti suit from start to finish on most adventures. It makes the kids smile and it’s a bit of a laugh…or maybe it’s just a fetish thing?