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"Entsprechend" is transparently derived from a verb that takes a dative, and as you would expect, it takes a dative itself. People using a genitive are simply wrong, possibly due to hypercorrection (the genitive is slowly being lost and replaced with the dative generally, so it happens that someone thinks a dative should really be a genitive even when it ...


According to, say, Wiktionary: If you use the preposition entlang before the noun ('vorgestellt'), use genitive: Entlang des Rheins sind … If you choose the reverse order ('nachgestellt'), use accusative: Den Rhein entlang sind … Dative is rarely used (never heard of it). Thus, your example would be: Ich fahre eine Zeit lang die ...

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