get pulses pumping on via ferrata, or just ply your kids with Italian gelato. With summer holidays here, we look at some of Europe’s top places for family-friendly trekking. Kids’ minds are fantastic places, much stranger and more outlandish than the real world. It’s rare to find geographical locations that match this imaginative exuberance, but Tenerife is blessed with them. The island owes its existence to Pico del Teide, a volcano (what kid doesn’t love a volcano?) that towers more than 12,000 feet above the Atlantic. Walking to the top gives extraordinary above-the-cloud views, particularly in the early morning, when a triangular shadow is thrown for a vast distance towards the Americas. But the surrounding caldera is just as unreal, with paths winding through a Mordor-like landscape of petrified lava rivers and pyroclastic rock sculptures.