Hi Peter, sorry for coming in late on this thread and thanks for your lovely email
Here's a program I highly advise you if you can integrate this in your trip. It will bring you to the best mountain passes, including the Stelvio and some very nice hotels/restaurants: Day 1:
Departure from or nearby Zurich - lunch at Gasthof Bären at Mägenwil (www.baeren-maegenwill.ch
Leaving Mägenwil, take direction of Luzern, Zug, Bremgarten, then take the A3 direction of Chur, Luzerne. On the A13, take exit 9 Vaduz and enter Liechtenstein. Continue up to the Austrian border. Enter Feldkirch and take direction of Bludenz (don't take the motorway). Take direction of Montafon, Schruns. In Schruns, I advice the hotel Löwen - www.loewen-hotel.com
. They have also a great Spa Day 2: Shruns - Silvretta Pass - Ischgl - Nauders
Take the direction of the Silvretta Pass (2037m - Faszinierende Bergwelt - Silvretta Bielerhöhe
) and Ischgl. There is a small fee to pay to get on this pass but really worth doing it as there are less tourists and is one of the best passes!
I recommend a lunch break at a very typical Austrian Auberge "Trofana Alm" (Trofana Alm in Ischgl, Restaurant, Apres Ski, Almhütte Ischgl, Paznauntal
Take direction of Landeck and Nauders
Stay at Mein Almhof Hotel - Nauders (4*S Hotel in Nauders - Hotel Mein Almhof in Tirol
) Day 3: The best - 5 passes : Resio Pass (1507m) - Stelvio Pass (2758m) - Umbrail Pass (2503m) - Ofen Pass (2149m) and Füella Pass (2383m)
Departure direction of Resio Pass. After the Stelvio Pass, do not descend entirely but take the Umbrail Pass on your right (Umbrail Pass is the highest Swiss pass).
Lunch break at Valchava Restaurant (Ihr Hotel im Val Müstair, Hotel Central la Fainera.
Continue direction of Zernez for the Ofen Pass, then the Flüela Pass. Direction of Davos/Klosters.
Stay at the Piz Buin Hotel in Klosters (Willkommen im Hotel Piz Buin Klosters! Hier finden Sie von allen Hotels die schÃ¶nsten Zimmer in Klosters
) Day 4: Klosters - Walenstadt - Rapperswil (105km)
Lunch break at Rapperswil - Schwanen restaurant (Startseite
The lake view is really nice there.
If you need any maps or more details, please let me know