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Lake Constance area- hotel, biking and more advice needed

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A long time ago I posted about needing info for a biking adventure and someone, (Bilbo?), suggested the area around Lake Constance. It never dawned on me that I could combine a bit of biking and seeing spring flowers in abundance in that region so after doing a bit of research- that is where we'll be headed in May.

We will take an evening flight into either Zurich or Munich depending on price. We will be travelling by train to our destinations. The rest of the itinerary would be like this:

Day1/Night one- Zurich or Munich
Day 2- Travel to the Lake Constance area- sightsee.
Day 3- Mainau island- one day.
Day 4-Lake Constance area
Day 5-Zurich
Day 6-Zurich
Day 7-Travel day

My questions are:
1. For the German portion of the trip, which town is the best place to park ourselves for three nights?
-Not a must, but I would like to be able to rent bikes in this town and use the bikes to get ourselves to the ferry to Mainau. It may make most sense to do Mainau on one of the non-travel days of the German portion.
-This is a trip with school aged kids and I am not interested in 5 -star but somewhere quaint and with a view would be nice.
-Is either Konstanz or Meersburg of preference (on either side of the lake)? Or towns nearby? What are the feel of either of these or the places you may recommend?

2. Can you recommend a bike rental place or are they plentiful and easy to find?
I was thinking a few hours or day bike trip would be plenty. And maybe that would be only on one of the three days.

3. Recommendation for hot springs spa?
I thought of this as I was doing a bit of reading. A trip to a hotspring could make for a fun afternoon. Is there a hotel with hotspring- to kill two birds with one stone.

4. Birthday dinner?
Would like to find a nice place for a birthday dinner. Scenic, good food. Recommendations are welcome!

Maybe there is even a hotel, with good memorable food, bikes, hotspring and within good distance to Mainau all in one? Wouldn't that be a bonus!

After Germany is Zurich and there we will be staying with friends so no planning is needed.

Thanks everyone!

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